Borough of CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Action plan following the 2007 Floods
Assessment and action plan for how the 'Pitt' Report should apply to the Borough.More >
The "Pitt" recommendations propose that the Local Authority should:
- "take a lead on the management of local flood risk"
- "positively tackle local problems of flooding working with all relevant parties, establishing ownership and legal responsibility"
- "collate and map the main flood risk management and drainage assets (over and underground), including a record of their ownership and condition"
Drainage assets in the Borough are the responsibility of The Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water, Gloucestershire County Council, and private riparian owners.
In addition, advanced CAD and GIS technology has only been available since the formation of the various agencies responsible for drainage. Therefore, this was probably the first opportunity to review their records in combination and in a convenient overview format.
TSP proposed a number of measures which meet the objectives of the Pitt report covering management, technical issues and development.