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Local Flood Risk Management Strategy consultation

As a Lead Local Flood Authority under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Bedford Borough Council is required to lead the coordination of flood risk in their local area and therefore develop, implement and maintain a strategy for local flood risk management.

This Strategy supersedes the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) of 2015 and provides a revision of how the Borough and its partners will manage flood risk within the Borough over the next five years.

The revised LFRMS seeks to build on the challenges already known to us and take forward the new challenges we face today and in the future.

How to have your say 

We are consulting residents, stakeholders and other interested groups on the draft strategy. We are particularly interested to hear whether your views on the document and whether you have any alternative ideas and suggestions. 

Complete an online response form 

You can also email your response to: or write to us at Flood Risk Team, Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP

Please let us know your views by 4 April 2022. Comments received may be published.

What happens next 

Responses to the consultation will be considered by the Executive at its meeting on 27 April 2022. Those providing a valid email address will be updated with the outcome, and the decision will be published on the Council's website.