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Flood risk and investigation

We are responsible for flood risk management and have developed a local flood risk management strategy. The strategy provides information about potential flood hazards including:
  • tidal
  • river
  • surface water
  • sewer
  • groundwater.
The aim is to understand, communicate and manage the risk of flooding and the impacts they have.

Flood investigations

On becoming aware of a flood we must, to the extent that we consider necessary or appropriate, investigate:
  • which risk management authorities have relevant flood management functions
  • whether each of those risk management authorities has exercised, or is proposing to exercise those functions in response to the flood.
We will investigate if:
  • there is doubt surrounding the source or responsibility of a flood incident
  • internal flooding of one property has been experienced on more than one occasion
  • internal flooding of a group of properties has been experienced during a single flood incident
  • flooding resulted in disruption of one or more items of critical infrastructure
  • a single flood incident resulted in flooding that affects vulnerable individuals 
  • there is risk to life as a result of flooding.
We will follow our flood investigation protocolInvestigations are currently being undertaken for the following areas:
The outcome of all flood investigations is published in the Ryde surface water management plan.


Some of the information on this page links back to our council website (iow.gov.uk)

Contact information

Planning Policy

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm