Flood Risk Management and Sustainable Drainage

Walsall Council is now identified as a lead local flood authority (LLFA) for the district, this role means that Walsall Council has the responsibility of managing surface water flooding risk across the borough.

Flood risks from main rivers or reservoirs remain the responsibility of the Environment Agency.

The four Black Country authorities of Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton have worked together to produce a Black Country Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. Following a public consultation process the Strategy received formal approval by each authority in February 2016.

For further information you can contact any one of the following individuals from the four Black Country Districts:-

Dudley Council: to Roger Morgan on civils.due@dudley.gov.uk  or via Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Directorate of the Urban Environment, Environmental Management, Civil Engineering Group, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, DY2 8JW

Wolverhampton City Council: to Keith Rogers on keith.rogers@wolverhampton.gov.uk  or via Wolverhampton City Council, Highway Assets, Culwell Street Depot, Culwell Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0JN.

Walsall Council: to John Roseblade on john.roseblade@walsall.gov.uk  or via Walsall Council, Engineering and Transportation, Economy & Environment Civic Centre, Walsall, WS1 1DG

Sandwell Council: to Nigel Wilkins on nigel_wilkins@sandwell.gov.uk  or via Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DE.


Other relevant documents

A SuDS handbook for the Black Country is being prepared and should be available for developers shortly which will assist with the design and good practice of sustainable drainage systems.

This page was last updated on 25 November 2016

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