Our use of cookies We use necessary cookies to make our site work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, website analytics and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our privacy policy.

To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button.
Accept
 

About flood risk management

Under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, County Councils and Unitary Authorities are designated as Lead Local Flood Authorities. The County Council is the strategic leader for flood risk management within Staffordshire and our responsibilities include:

  • Developing a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

  • Ensuring that all organisations involved in flood risk management are aware of their responsibilities.
     
  • Monitoring progress and activity by all parties involved in flood risk management.
     
  • Coordinating communication, both with the public and between organisations.
     
  • Preparing reports and plans to meet the requirements of the Flood Risk Regulations 2009.
     
  • Carrying out flood investigations where appropriate and publishing reports.
     
  • Keeping an asset register of structures and features which may have a significant effect on local flood risk.
     
  • Designation of third-party assets where appropriate.
     
  • Regulation of ordinary watercourses, including permissive powers to require landowners to maintain ordinary watercourses on their land / property.
     
  • Providing technical advice to Local Planning Authorities on surface water drainage strategies for major developments.

We also have permissive powers which allow us to carry out works to manage flood risk from surface water and groundwater.

Staffordshire County Council and Shropshire County Council have agreed to work together to deliver flood risk management responsibilities under the provisions of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. 

More information on our approach to managing flood risk can be found in our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

There are no results that match your search criteria


Latest environment news

Residents urged to stagger visits to household waste recycling centres to avoid queues

Residents are being urged to stagger their visits to Staffordshire's household waste recycling centres, to prevent long queues when they reopen.
Date:
13 May 2020

Staffordshire Household Waste Recycling Centres to reopen

Staffordshire's household waste recycling centres will reopen on Thursday 14 May.
Date:
06 May 2020

Country Park facilities close

Visitor centres, toilets, cafes, children's play areas, barbecue facilities and car parks at Staffordshire's country parks have closed.
Date:
25 March 2020

Residents reminded to recycle their plastic bottles in new campaign

With Staffordshire residents throwing out four in 10 plastic bottles annually, Staffordshire County Council is launching 'Plastic Bottles: Recycle One and All', a new campaign to help increase recycling rates and reduce waste.
Date:
05 March 2020

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom