Managing development and building works
Structures or features that may reduce flooding
As the Lead Local Flood Authority we have powers to designate structures or features with a significant impact on flood risk. We do this to protect structures or features that play a role in reducing flood risk. If we have designated something it usually means that a number of properties would be at a greater risk of flooding if that structure or feature was removed.
A record of the designation will be put onto the Local Land Charges so that subsequent land owners will be made aware of the designation.
Once we have designated a feature, the owner must seek consent from us to alter, remove, or replace it.
If you make a change to a designated feature without our consent, we may issue an enforcement notice which will set out the steps that must be taken to restore the feature.
You may appeal against a designation notice, refusal of consent, conditions placed on a consent or an enforcement notice.
Contact us to discuss consent to alter a feature or structure that has been designated.