Local Authorities


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.

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Telephone:
01903 737500
Email:
info@arun.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.arun.gov.uk/drainage
Address:
Arun Civic Centre
Maltravers Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5LF
Telephone:
01909 534460 
Fax:
01909 534120 
Email:
john.bowler@bassetlaw.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/
Address:
Hundred Acre Lane
Carlton Forest
Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S81 0TS 
Telephone:
01234 267422
Email:
customerservices@bedford.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.bedford.gov.uk/
Address:
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9AP
Telephone:
01205 314200
Fax:
01205 364604
Email:
phil.drury@boston.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.boston.gov.uk
Address:
Municipal Buildings
West Street
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE21 8QR 
Telephone:
01612 535000
Website:
https://www.bury.gov.uk/
Address:
3 Knowsley Place
Bury
BL9 0AW
Telephone:
01362 656241 
Fax:
01362 656266 
Email:
alan.wingfield@cambridge.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/flooding
Address:
Room 3.14
The Guildhall
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 3QJ
Telephone:
0300 300 8049
Email:
floodrisk@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/planning/flooding/flood-advice.aspx
Address:
Priory House
Monks Walk
Chicksands
Shefford
Bedfordshire
SG17 5TQ 
Telephone:
0300 1238123
Website:
https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Address:
Cheshire West & Chester Council HQ
Nicholas Street,
Chester,
CH1 2NP
Telephone:
01904 551473   
Email:
flood@york.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.york.gov.uk/Flood
Address:
9 St Leonards Place
York
YO1 7ET
Telephone:
01332 641 789
Email:
flooddefence@derby.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.derby.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/flooding-land-drainage/
Address:
Saxon House
Heritage Gate
Friary Street
Derby
DE1 1AN
Telephone:
01302 736000   
Website:
http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/
Address:
PO Box 257
The Council House
College Road
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN1 2BR
Telephone:
01507 601111
Fax:
01507 600206
Email:
customerservices@e-lindsey.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk
Address:
Tedder Hall
Manby Park
Louth
Lincolnshire
LN11 8UP
Telephone:
01482 395650 
Fax:
01482 395057
Website:
http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/
Address:
Civil Engineering Services
County Hall
Beverley
Yorkshire
HU17 9BA 
Telephone:
01812 077492 
Fax:
01812 077452
Website:
http://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/
Address:
Civic Offices
Elstry Way
Borehamwood
Hertfordshire
WD6 1WA 
Telephone:
01480 388388 
Fax:
01480 414764
Website:
http://www.huntingdontown.gov.uk/
Address:
Pathfinder House
St Marys Street
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 3TN 
Telephone:
03000 41 81 81
Website:
http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel
Address:
Invicta House
Maidstone
ME14 1XX
Telephone:
0113 222 4407
Email:
highways@leeds.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/
Address:
Selectapost 6
Ring Road
Middleton
Leeds
Yorkshire
LS10 4AX 
Telephone:
01205 314200 
Fax:
01205 364604
Website:
https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/residents/environment-and-planning/flood-risk-management/
Address:
County Offices
Newland
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 1YL 
Telephone:
01634 333333
Fax:
01634 331625
Email:
floodrisk@medway.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.medway.gov.uk/planningandbuilding/floodandwatermanagement.aspx
Address:
Compass Centre
Chatham Maritime
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4YH 
Telephone:
01444 477074
Email:
fiona.bishop@midsussex.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/
Address:
Oaklands
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1SS
Telephone:
0344 800 8020
Email:
water.management@norfolk.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling-and-planning/flood-and-water-management
Address:
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 2DH 
Telephone:
01271 388 342
Fax:
01271 388 322 
Email:
engineers@northdevon.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/
Address:
Civic Centre
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1EA
Telephone:
01472 324351 
Fax:
01472 324302 
Email:
andy.smith@nelincs.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/
Address:
Drainage Engineer, Origin One, 1 Origin Way
Genesis
Europarc
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
DN37 9TZ 
Telephone:
01724 296671 
Fax:
01724 297882 
Email:
keith.roberts@northlincs.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/
Address:
Waters Edge
Maltkiln Lane
Barton Upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5JR 
Telephone:
01263 516172
Email:
emerg-planning@north-norfolk.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/info/emergency-planning/flooding/
Address:
Council Offices
Holt Road
Cromer
Norfolk
NR27 9EN
Telephone:
0300 500 80 80
Email:
flood.team@nottscc.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/
Address:
County Hall
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 7QP
Telephone:
01865 792422  
Website:
http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/
Address:
County Hall
New Road
Oxford
OX1 1ND 
Telephone:
01733 453504 
Fax:
01733 453444 
Email:
watermanagement@peterborough.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.peterborough.gov.uk
Address:
Environment Services
Bridge House
Town Bridge
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE1 1HB 
Telephone:
0161 793 2500
Email:
matt.ryan@urbanvision.org.uk
Website:
https://www.salford.gov.uk
Address:
Salford Civil Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
Greater Manchester
M27 5AW
Telephone:
01278 435255 
Fax:
01278 436423
Website:
http://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk
Address:
Bridgwater House
King Square
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3AR 
Telephone:
01823 357824
Email:
sra@somerset.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.somersetriversauthority.org.uk/
Address:
County Hall
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4DY
Telephone:
0845 2300226
Email:
alan.isaac@southnorthants.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/
Address:
Environmental Protection
The Forum
Moat Lane
Towcester
Northamptonshire
NN12 6AD
Telephone:
08456 066 067
Email:
floods@suffolk.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/flooding-and-drainage/
Address:
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich
IP1 2BX 
Telephone:
01952 384652
Email:
steve.hollins@telford.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.telford.gov.uk/
Address:
Civic Office
P O Box 212
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4LB 
Telephone:
01243 836951
Email:
kevin.macknay@westsussex.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
Address:
Durrington Lane,
Worthing,
BN13 2PQ
Telephone:
01562 732546
Email:
lindsey.poyner@nwwm.org.uk
Website:
http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk
Address:
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint
Finepoint Way
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7WF