Issue details

Adoption of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy and Business Plan

The Flood and Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010 established Sefton Council as a Lead Local Flood
Authority (LLFA) making it responsible for the management of local flood risk. Under Section 9 of the
FWMA, an LLFA has a duty to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a Local Flood Risk Management

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Community Impact;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/10/2021

Financial: No;

Community Impact: Yes;

Decision due: 3 Feb 2022 by Cabinet

Decision due: 3 Mar 2022 by Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Health and Wellbeing

Lead director:

Department: Regeneration and Skills

Contact: Michelle Barnes Email:

Consultation process

Engaged with internal/external partners first, then went out for public and statutory consultees for 8 weeks (due to end 17th November). Briefing papers to Cabinet Members (Cllr Moncur and Cllr Fairclough) and the Public Engagement and Consultation Panel. Also due to go to Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Regeneration and Skills) on 9th November.


Environment Agency; United Utilities; Natural England; Planning Department; Highways Department; Cabinet Members Cllr Moncur and Cllr Fairclough; Public Engagement and Consultation Panel; Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Regeneration and Skills)


Agenda items

List of background documents to be considered by decision maker

  • Adoption of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management strategy and business plan