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Local Flood Risk Management Strategy


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The council has prepared a draft local flood risk management strategy which sets out the council’s proposals for managing local flood risk.


It is not possible to prevent all flooding, but it is possible to consider the risks faced and ways to manage the risks, likelihoods and consequences. The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 places a responsibility upon the council, as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management (local strategy).

In the development of a local strategy, the LLFA will balance the needs of communities, the economy and the environment.

The main areas of risk within Bridgend County Borough are along the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore valleys adjacent to the main rivers. Bridgend also has a risk of flooding, although the Environment Agency flood defences to the main river considerably reduce the risk to the town centre. The villages of Aberkenfig and Pencoed are at risk of flooding due to their low lying position. The town of Porthcawl and village of Newton are the only areas with risk of flooding from the sea although the Council and Environment Agency maintained sea defences significantly reduce these risks.

The local strategy will only deal with local flood risk which is defined in the act as being a flood risk from, surface runoff; groundwater and ordinary watercourses. Flood risk from main rivers and the sea is overseen by the Environment Agency and flood risk from public sewers by Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water. However, the council will work with these bodies to enable a coordinated approach.

The local strategy will form the framework within which communities have a greater say in local risk management decisions. In combination with the national strategy, the local strategies will encourage more effective risk management by enabling land owners, communities, business and the public sector to work together.

The strategy considers the potential effects on flood risk and the environment posed by development, existing infrastructure, maintenance procedures and how the risks can be best managed.

Please click here for a list of frequently asked questions about flood risk.

Please click here to read the strategic environmental assessment of the local strategy.

Please click here to read the habitats regulation assessment screening of the local strategy.

About this consultation

We would like to receive your views on the draft local strategy.

You can read the draft strategy here.

You can answer the consultation questions about the draft strategy here.

You can also print off a copy of the questionnaire here, fill it in and post it back to:

Flood and Coastal Management

Highways and Fleet

Communities Directorate

Bridgend County Borough Council

Waterton Lane



CF31 3YP

If you would like to find out more about this consultation, if you would like a copy of this information or you require the consultation document in a different format, please telephone (01656) 642565 or email

Consultation period

All views must be received by Monday 25 March 2013 so please ensure that you give us your views by this date.


This consultation is now closed

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