Essex Partnership for Flood Management
The Essex Flood Partnership Board has been created to bring together all key stakeholders so that they may contribute to a strategic overview of matters surrounding flooding in Essex. This makes sure we agree a consistent and co-ordinated approach with regard to flood risk management. The board meets quarterly and continues to contribute to key decisions on projects, strategies funding and communications.
The Chair of the partnership is Cllr Roger Hirst, Cabinet Member for Communities and Healthy Living. The board comprises of an elected member from each of the 12 District, Borough and City councils within Essex. Members are often supported at the by lead advisors from their councils. The full terms of reference can be found in the related links on the right of this page.
Essex County Council team
The Essex County Council flood and water management team is divided into two functions: Flood Risk Management for surface water flooding; and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).
The Flood Risk Management function is concerned with flood investigations, ordinary watercourse regulation and consent, development of flood risk management plans and strategies including funding applications, improvement / alleviation projects and asset management.
The SuDs function focuses on providing pre-application advice on surface water drainage and commenting on planning applications with regard to surface water drainage for major developments as a statutory consultee.