I received this response from Cllr Krupa Sheth (Lead Member for Environment) today to my supplementary question asked at Full Council on November 22nd 2021 about Brent Council overdue review of its Flood Management Strategy.
Response from Councillor Krupa Sheth to supplementary public question from Martin Francis asked at the Full Council meeting on 22 November 2021.
1. My question on a review has not been directly answered, fortunately a council officer told Scrutiny on November 10th that a review of the 2015 Flood Risk Management Strategy is required and context should include real focus around climate change (for example the forecast 59% increase in winter rainfall) as well as the necessary local mitigation.
Response: A review of the Flood Risk Management Strategy is now due and we informed the Scrutiny Committee it will be completed over the next 12 months. The review will include a focus on climate change.
2. Can you give us the timetable for the review and the partnership members who will be involved?
Response: We are currently in discussion with consultants to scope the review and the timetable with an intention to commence the review early in the New Year. We’d envisage a 9 month exercise from January. The Environment Agency will be consulted along with Thames Water to access modelling already undertaken on some of our open spaces such as Woodcock Park. Other main stakeholders are listed below:
· Transport for London
· Residents and Businesses
· The Greater London Authority
· Canal & River Trust
· Network Rail
· Neighbouring London Boroughs
3. Will, as the West London Flood Risk Management Strategic Partnership has recommended, the accumulative impact of developments on flooding and drainage infrastructure systems, be assessed?