Flood Risk Management Strategy

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Cornwall Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, is required to develop, maintain, apply, monitor and publish a Local Strategy for flood risk management.

The first Cornwall Local Flood Risk Management Strategy was formally adopted by the Council on 5 November 2014 following a public consultation. The Strategy is now due for its 6-year review.

As many of the underlying factors affecting flood risk and coastal change are as applicable today as they were 6 years ago, we are looking to refresh the existing strategy (rather than start all over again).

We welcome comments on the draft strategy from organisations, individuals and communities. You may submit your comments using the response form below.



Cornwall Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, is required to develop, maintain, apply, monitor and publish a Local Strategy for flood risk management.

The first Cornwall Local Flood Risk Management Strategy was formally adopted by the Council on 5 November 2014 following a public consultation. The Strategy is now due for its 6-year review.

As many of the underlying factors affecting flood risk and coastal change are as applicable today as they were 6 years ago, we are looking to refresh the existing strategy (rather than start all over again).

We welcome comments on the draft strategy from organisations, individuals and communities. You may submit your comments using the response form below.


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  • What can we do to Be Flood Ready?

    2 months ago
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    A warmer climate is likely to mean wetter winters and drier summers but with the likelihood of more
    extreme isolated summer events, such as those seen in Boscastle in 2004 and Coverack in 2017. We need to adapt to climate change and this includes recognising that our coastline is changing too.

    Over the next 100 years we expect sea levels to rise by around one metre. This may not seem like much
    in an area that experiences sea level rise twice a day as the tides go in and out, but it means that those extreme tides that cause flooding from the sea once in a while will become regular occurrences and the less common events will reach higher in future.

    Also, with higher and stormier seas, coastal erosion is set to accelerate. We do not want to see the coast of Cornwall covered in concrete defences (this would result in the
    loss of our beaches) so we will need to think seriously about future impacts on coastal communities, the Cornish shoreline and how we can adapt.

    Share your thoughts on how we can adapt to climate change and be ready to deal with flooding when it happens.

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