The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (FWMA 2010) was enacted to provide:
more comprehensive management of flood risk for homes and businesses
safeguards against rises in surface water drainage charges
protection to water supplies for consumers
See Practice Notes: Flood management and drainage—responsible bodies and Flood and Water Management Act 2010—snapshot.
FWMA 2010 came into force in accordance with a number of orders made by the Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers, which relate to specific aspects of the Act.
FWMA 2010 gives the various bodies responsible for flood management powers to fulfil their obligations. This Practice Note focuses on the flood risk management powers for Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs).
For more information on who is responsible for flood management see Practice Note: Flood management and drainage—responsible bodies
For more information on FWMA 2010 see Practice Note: Flood and Water Management Act 2010—snapshot.
The 2007 Pitt Review on flooding stated that ‘the role of local
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