Have your say on flood risk

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A PUBLIC consultation on Devon’s flood risk management strategy has been launched this week.

Together with partner authorities and key shareholders in Devon, Devon County Council has produced a strategy to mark the start of the public consultation – which continues until January 27, 2014. This strategy is available to view online.

The draft document outlines the responsibilities of the risk management authorities in Devon and how they are working in partnership to co-ordinate local flood risk management.

This covers everything from engaging with communities and preparing for floods, responding to flood events, collaborating on flood risk studies and investing in flood improvements.

The county council has produced the strategy to outline the plans and procedures in place to ensure communities are better prepared for future flooding.

Council flood chief Cllr Stuart Hughes said: “The strategy aims to balance the needs of communities, the economy and the environment in setting out objectives for investing in flood defence in Devon and how this will be achieved.

“The document should act as a first point of call for anyone looking for guidance on any flood risk management issues in Devon.

“It’s extremely helpful in signposting where relevant information can be found.

“I hope communities will take the opportunity to view the draft strategy and we would welcome any comments during the consultation.”

Visit www.devon.gov.uk to have your say.

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