Land Drainage Byelaws consultation
Conwy County Borough Council is carrying out a consultation about adopting Land Drainage Byelaws.
The Council is designated as a Lead Local Flood Authority and under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 the Council must give consent to anyone wanting to carry out work to streams and culverts (known as Ordinary Watercourses). Natural Resources Wales has responsibility for giving consent for work to main rivers.
However, Lead Local Flood Authorities have raised concerns that their current powers under the Act limit the ability to manage flood risk because certain activities near ordinary watercourses don’t currently need consent. This could include things like building over a culvert or putting up a wall too close to a stream: activities which might increase flood risk. The Land Drainage Byelaws would require consent to be given by the Council for this kind of work.
The Byelaws have been approved by the Welsh Government and now the Council is proposing to adopt them, and is asking the public to complete a short survey to give their feedback.
To access the survey, which is running until 31 December, visit: www.conwy.gov.uk/consultations
Posted on 22/11/2018