The Council's role
Lead Local Flood Authority
We lead on the management of flood risk in Nottinghamshire. In this role, we work alongside partners to manage flooding from local sources: surface water, ordinary watercourses and groundwater.
We have completed a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment and have finalised and published a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Nottinghamshire.
Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment
- View the final Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment report [PDF] (June 2011).
In 2017 and as part of our duties as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), we carried out a review of our Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA).
A PFRA is an assessment of:
- floods that have taken place in the past
- floods that could take place in the future
It considers flooding from surface water runoff, groundwater and ordinary watercourses.
The following documents contain the information that this review generated and these documents should be read in conjunction with the original PFRA dated 2011.
- Map B - Past Flooding [PDF]
- Map I - People that could be affected by flooding [PDF]
- Map J - Critical services that could be affected by flooding [PDF]
- Map K - Non residential properties that could be affected by flooding [PDF]
- Map M - Environmental sites that could be affected by flooding [PDF]
- Map N - Cultural heritage sites that could be affected by flooding [PDF]
- Map P - Comparison of past and future flooding [PDF]
- Preliminary flood risk assessment review [Word]
Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS)
In its role as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) the County Council has permissive powers and statutory duties to manage and co-ordinate local flood risk management activities in Nottinghamshire. Local flood risk means flooding from surface water (overland runoff), groundwater and smaller watercourses (known as Ordinary Watercourses).
The County Council is required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to publish a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy including an Action Plan that identifies key objectives to shape the delivery of the flood risk management services in Nottinghamshire in partnership with the other Risk Management Authorities.
The Strategy was formally adopted by the Authority in September 2016.
- Nottinghamshire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2016-21 [PDF]
- Strategic Environmental Assessment [PDF]
- Figure A1: Risk of Flooding from Surface Water [PDF]
- Figure A2: Risk of Surface Water Flooding to Critical Infrastructure [PDF]
- Figure A3: Risk of Surface Water Flooding to Heritage and Nature Conservation [PDF]
- Figure A4: Risk to Agricultural Land from Surface Water Flooding [PDF]
- Figure A5: Risk of Flooding from Groundwater [PDF]
- Figure A6: Disused Mine Locations and Risk of Flooding from Groundwater [PDF]
- Figure A7a: Historic Flood Records (up to 2011) [PDF]
- Figure A7b: Recent Flood Records 2012-15 [PDF]
- Figure A8: Main Rivers and Ordinary Watercourses in Nottinghamshire [PDF]
- Figure A9: Risk of Flooding from Main Rivers [PDF]
- Appendix B: Nottinghamshire County Council Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Action Plan [PDF]
- Appendix C: Status of Legislation for Local Flood Risk Management [PDF]
- Appendix D: National, Regional, Local and Corporate Strategies [PDF]
- Appendix E: Summary of Local Engagement Survey Responses [PDF]
- Appendix F: Property at risk from surface water flooding [PDF]
Section 19 Reports
One of our duties as the Lead Local Flood Authority is to report on flooding incidents under Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act (2010).
A Section 19 Report outlines what happened during a flooding incident and whether the relevant Risk Management Authorities have exercised or will exercise their responsibilities but it does not identify specific measures to prevent future flooding.
1. On becoming aware of a flood in its area, a lead local flood authority must, to the extent that it considers it necessary or appropriate, investigate:
(a) Which Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) have relevant flood risk management functions.
(b) Whether each of those risk management authorities has exercised, or is proposing to exercise, those functions in response to the flood.
2. Where an authority carries out an investigation under subsection (1) it must:-
(a) Publish the results of its investigation.
(b) Notify any relevant risk management authorities
Section 19 reports:
- Arnold [PDF]
- Calverton [PDF]
- Carlton on Trent [PDF]
- Cropwell Butler [PDF]
- Eastwood [PDF]
- Gotham [PDF]
- Hucknall [PDF]
- Lowdham [PDF]
- Mansfield [PDF]
- Thurgarton [PDF]
Section 21 Asset register
Under section 21 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, each Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) in England and Wales has to establish and maintain a register of structures or features which, in the opinion of the authority, are likely to have a significant effect on flood risk in its locality. This includes a record of information about each of those structures or features, including information about ownership and state of repair. LLFA's also have a duty to arrange for the register to be available for inspection by the public. The record does not need to be made available to the public.
To promote both community partnership working and to allow cohesion and ease of transitions between our working borders for the public, the County Council has published its Asset Register together with Nottingham City Council.
Responsibilities and who to contact for different types of flooding:
|Roads||Our Highways team provide and manage highway drainage and ensure that road projects do not increase flood risk.|
|Public sewer/burst water mains||Severn Trent Water | 0800 783 4444 | @stwater||You can report problems directly|
|Main rivers||Environment Agency | 0845 988 1188 | @EnvAgency||You can call the 24 hour incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60|
|Ordinary watercourses||Small rivers and streams which are not managed by the Environment Agency. They are the responsibility of the owners of their banks (riparian owners)||We must provide consent to any changes on these, see making changes to waterways.|
|Rising groundwater||The property owner but we can provide advice.||See preparing for flooding|
Flood map for planning
To assess if a location has a possibility of flooding, view the flood probability map.
Long term flood risk assessment for locations in England
Use this service to find out:
- how likely it is that a place could flood in the future
- what factors could cause or contribute to any potential flooding
- where to find more information about managing your flood risk.
Get in touch for more information about our flood risk planning and responsibilities.
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- telephone: Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 80 80.