People living in Reading are being asked to give their views on a package of plans designed to minimise the risk of flooding and deal with the consequences of any that may occur.
Reading’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) has been prepared in conjunction with the Environment Agency and Thames Water and four Berkshire unitary councils: Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead, West Berkshire and Bracknell Forest. Slough has not been involved, as it is outside the common Thames catchment boundary.
Under the Government’s Flood and Water Management Act of 2010, unitary and county councils have become the lead local flood authorities for managing flood risks from all sources of flooding except main rivers and the sea. Reading’s LFRMS has been prepared in response to this new responsibility.
Details including the Draft LFRMS are on the Reading Borough Council web site at www.reading.gov.uk/floodprevention.