The Council wishes to seek the views of the public, employees of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC), risk partners and neighbouring authorities on RCTCBC’s draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and Action Plan.
Following this public consultation period, the Council will consider the responses and use this to update the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and Action Plan where necessary. The final Strategy, and accompanying environmental assessments, will be presented to Cabinet for approval before submitting the final documents to Welsh Government for Ministerial approval.
Under the Flood and Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC) is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for its administrative area. Under this legislation, RCTCBC is required to “develop, maintain, apply and monitor” a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS). Local flood risk is defined as flood risk from surface water runoff, groundwater and ordinary watercourses.
The publication of the second iteration of the National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion in Wales in October 2020 triggers the requirements under Section 10 (5) of the FWMA 2010 for the Council as the LLFA to review its current LFRMS and publish a revised version.
The LFRMS and Action Plan presents RCTCBC’s proposals for managing local flood risk in RCT over the next 6 years. In seeking your views on the content of the draft LFRMS and Action Plan, this survey includes questions on RCT’s revised draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and Action Plan (Part 1), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environment Report (Part 2) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) (Part 3).
A draft Equality Impact Assessment and Welsh Language Impact Assessment have been prepared to support the proposals and will be updated to take into account feedback received through this consultation process prior to the adoption of the final LFRMS and Action Plan.
For more information, please visit Local Flood Risk Management Strategy | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (rctcbc.gov.uk)
This consultation will run for 6 weeks from 21st August 2023 to 2nd October 2023.
A summary of the Draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and a summary of the consultation is available here:
To view the full draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy & Action Plan, and the accompanying environmental assessments, please visit the below links: