The Flood Risk Management Plan is a requirement of the Flood Risk Regulations 2009. It has been developed with the threat of flooding to communities in mind and sets out how Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council will look to manage this risk over the next six years, so that the communities and environment at highest risk benefit the most.
This Flood Risk Management Plan also aims to achieve some of the objectives set out in the Welsh Government’s National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (FCERM) which provides the national framework for flood and coastal erosion risk management in Wales through four overarching objectives:
- Reducing the consequences for individuals, communities, businesses and the environment from flooding and coastal erosion;
- Raising awareness of and engaging people in the response to flood and coastal erosion risk;
- Providing an effective and sustained response to flood and coastal erosion events; and
- Prioritising investment in the most at risk communities