DEFRA transfers flood risk management in catchment to local bodies

Responsibility for flood risk management and permitting for work on or near five stretches of river in Lincolnshire will be moved to a local body, DEFRA has confirmed

Flood warning sign on flooded road
The drainage board will take on flood management responsibilities 

Responsibility for flood risk management and permitting for work on or near five stretches of river in Lincolnshire will be moved to a local body, DEFRA has confirmed.

DEFRA consulted on proposals to “de-main” five watercourses along a 16.8km stretch of the river in the South Forty Foot Catchment in Lincolnshire in January. Three rivers in Suffolk and the Stour Marshes in Kent were also earmarked for de-maining.

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