Flooding risk talk

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THE borough council has reiterated its position over flood risk.

The council’s internal risk register – a gauge of possible events which could prevent delivery of services to its community – is regularly monitored by the Audit Committee.

At its latest meeting, it recommended that cabinet might consider reducing the rating for flood risk because of changes in the likelihood of flooding occurring, through improved flood mitigation measures that are now usually built into new developments and in view of the planned Tidal Barrier.

In terms of flood risk assessment and advice, it is also the council’s partners, the Environment Agency and the county council, which provide guidance. The council has stated it is unable to determine levels of actual flood risk.

The audit committee’s comments will be considered by cabinet at their meeting in September when they review the risk register for the year ahead.