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Flood risk management

Read our flood risk management strategy and find out about carrying out work on watercourses

Flood risk management strategy

The strategy explains the roles and responsibilities of local authorities, partners and communities in the management of flood risk in Leicestershire. 

We are now designated as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and hold the lead role in local flood risk management. We are required to develop a local flood risk strategy, which you can read below. Working along with flood risk management partners, we will develop this plan with the aim of reducing the impact of flooding in Leicestershire.

Flood risk management strategy - summary   Opens new window

Flood risk management strategy    Opens new window

Flood risk management action plan     Opens new window

Flood risk management strategy appendix   Opens new window

Flood risk management policy documents

Preliminary flood risk assessment (PFRA) 

The PFRA gives a summary of flood risk in the county. It includes looking at flooding from the following sources:

  • surface runoff
  • groundwater
  • ordinary watercourses

and any interaction these have with main rivers and the sea.

Leicestershire preliminary flood risk assessment    Opens new window

Surface water management plan

The surface water management plan is used to identify areas where there is a high risk of surface water flooding, which could happen because of heavy rainfall. The plan outlines a preferred strategy for managing the risk of surface water flooding.  

Loughborough surface water management plan    Opens new window

Flood investigations

To increase our understanding of issues and sources of flooding Leicestershire County Council (acting as Lead Local Flood Authority) has carried out  the following investigations into flooding incidents within the county.  Each investigation includes a summary of the issues found, any actions and potential mitigation for a flood.

Diseworth and Long Whatton Catchment Study - Final Report January 2014   Opens new window

Market Harborough Town Centre - Final Report March 2014   Opens new window

Bardon Road, Coalville - Final Report April 2014   Opens new window

Cothlestone Avenue, Loughborough - Final Report June 2014   Opens new window

Mythe Lane, Witherley - Final Report November 2014   Opens new window

Rugby Close, Market Harborough - Final Report November 2014   Opens new window

Sheepy Magna, Hinckley and Bosworth - Final Report June 2015   Opens new window

Main Street, Burton Overy - Final Report August 2015   Opens new window

Bath Lane, Moira - Final Report August 2015   Opens new window

Shenton village - Final Report October 2015   Opens new window

Main Street, Normanton - Final Report October 2015   Opens new window

Drome / Vercor Close, Coalville - Final Report October 2015   Opens new window

Breedon on the Hill - Final Report November 2018    Opens new windowOpens new window

Burleigh Avenue, Wigston - Final Report December 2018   Opens new window

Granary Close, Kibworth Beauchamp - Final Report April 2019   Opens new window

Windsor Road, Loughborough - Final Report April 2019  Opens new window

Leicester Road, Loughborough - Final Report April 2019  Opens new window

Highgate Road, Sileby - Final Report April 2019  Opens new window

Main Street, Kilby - Final Report April 2019  Opens new window

A47 East Norton - Final Report February 2020  Opens new window

West End Long Whatton - Final Report September 2020  Opens new window

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