North Somerset Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

This consultation is now closed. The original text is kept here for the recod.

We are updating our Local Flood Fisk Management Strategy (LFRMS) and would like your views.  Please read the strategy and let us know your views using this accessible online questionnaire before noon on 6 April 2023. If you need materials in a different format, contact the Flood Risk team by email at

The strategy sets out our objectives and actions to make your community more resilient to surface water flooding (sometimes known as flash flooding) and groundwater flooding. Parts of the strategy also cover broader flood risks, such as flooding from the sea and large rivers. 

The objectives of the strategy are: 

  • a flood resilient North Somerset,
  • today’s growth and infrastructure in North Somerset being resilient in tomorrow’s climate, 
  • North Somerset ready to respond and adapt to flooding.

Over the last 8 years, North Somerset Council has received external funding and invested £3.2million in large schemes to reduce surface water flood risk, in Wrington, and Summer Lane, Weston-super-Mare.

We spend more than £1million each year to maintain road drainage and flood defences, and we are starting to use new techniques such as natural flood management and property level flood resilience.


  • Opened
    9 Feb 2023 at 12:00
  • Closed
    6 Apr 2023 at 12:00
  • Response to be published
    27 Jul 2023


Organisational Information

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Aim of this consultation We want to understand how people feel about the content of the draft strategy and if there is anything that they feel is missing and should also be included.
Close Date 06 Apr 2023 12:00
Consultation Topic
  • Communities: including local partnerships, neighbourhoods, equalities, crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Environment: including rubbish and recycling, climate-related issues, parks and open spaces, footpaths
  • Housing: including home-building*, renting, homelessness
  • Travel and transport: including public transport, active travel, traffic calming and major projects**
  • Policy: including new or changed council policies, strategies or regulations on any topic
Context for this consultation The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 requires North Somerset Council, as the Lead Local Authority, to create a strategy to manage local flood risk (surface water and groundwater flooding). The strategy must be consistent with the government’s National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.