District, Borough, County and Unitary Authorities all play a key role in managing flood risk and can become members of ADA.
District & Borough Councils
District and Borough Councils have powers to undertake works on ordinary watercourses, and consider flood risk management within and from development as planning authorities. Under the Flood & Water Management Act 2010 they also have the power to designate structures and features that affect flooding or coastal erosion and a duty to exercise their flood risk management functions in a manner consistent with local and national strategies.
County & Unitary Authorities
County and Unitary Authorities have been made Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) under the Flood & Water Management Act 2010 with responsibilities to prepare and maintain a strategy for local flood risk management in their areas; maintain a register of flood management assets; investigate significant local flooding incidents; issue consents for altering, removing or replacing certain structures or features on ordinary watercourses (outside of Internal Drainage Districts) and play a lead role in emergency planning and recovery after a flood event.Become a member