(Report No: 126/14-15)
All wards, key decision
Report Authorised by: Sue Foster, Strategic Director Delivery
Portfolio: Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability
Contact for enquiries:
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(Report 126/14-15) (Key Decision – call-in deadline ends Friday 23 January 2015)
The Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability introduced the report.
The following comments were made:
· The Cabinet Member for Children and Adult Services asked for further clarification on the Council policies around drainage and ensuring that drains across the borough were cleared and able to cope with heavy rain, avoiding any risk of over flooding.
· The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing noted that his ward had experienced serious flooding in the past 11 years on two occasions and he therefore welcomed the strategy. He also noted the good work in the coordinating different agencies to manage the future flood risk issue across the borough, although this may need further clarification and assurance going forward.
· The Cabinet Member for Jobs and Growth noted that the Planning and Development Cabinet Advisory Panel had also discussed the issue and much work was being carried out to manage the flood risk across the borough.
The Commercial Services Development Officer addressed Cabinet, stating that a recent change in regulations had meant that sustainable drainage was now required for many properties and the Council was working to try to introduce sustainable drainage.
(1) To approve and recognise the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy as the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Lambeth.