Flood plan consultation

The county council is calling on residents to help devise a strategy to manage the effects of local flooding as the clear up continues after rain battered the country last week.

The consultation on the draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy sets out how the County Council plans to manage the effects of local flooding across the county.

People are being asked for their views to ensure the strategy is locally relevant and understandable - whether they have been affected by flooding or not.

Although the Environment Agency maintains its responsibility for the management of river and coastal flooding, the County Council is now the Lead Local Flood Authority for East Sussex under the Flood and Water Management Act (2010).

Copies of the consultation documents are available at East Sussex libraries and district and borough council offices.

The documents are also available online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay.

The 12 week consultation period ends March 12, 2013.