The Stage 4 report of the Independent London Flood Review, commissioned by Thames Water, has now been published.
After reporting on its recommendations (see below) it is noteworthy that it concludes:
An important finding of the Review is that, even if all of our recommendations were taken up by the relevant organisations, we would still predict significant flooding when this type of extreme storm events occur, and due to climate change these events are predicted to become more frequent. As a result, the various organisations that have responsibility for managing flood risk will need to plan, work and invest together to reduce the impacts of flooding in the future.
As Kilburn was hit by the double whammy of surface
water and sewer water lfooding, and there are other potential flood areas in
the borough as posts on Wembley Matters have indicated, it is imperative that
Brent Council Scrutiny investigates the issue further in the light of the Review's recommendations
Non-technical summary (Full Report HERE)