Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS)

The Flood & Water Management Act requires the Environment Agency to develop, maintain and apply a National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.

Similarly, the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) is required to develop a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for its area.  

The LLFA’s strategy must specify:

  • risk management authorities within that area
  • their flood and coastal erosion
  • risk management functions and objectives for managing flood risk
  • measures proposed to achieve those objectives
  • how and when the measures are expected to be implemented
  • costs and benefits and funding sources assessment of local flood risk
  • how and when the strategy is to be reviewed
  • how the strategy contributes to the wider environmental objectives

Hampshire County Council’s LFRMS was adopted on the 23 July 2013. The Strategy and its supporting documents can be viewed or downloaded.

For the Strategic Environmental Assessment / Habitats Regulations Assessment

Update to the Local Strategy

We are currently at the initial stages of updating our Local FRM strategy and have completed the SEA scoping document which is being reviewed.