Flooding is a common problem across Wales, and, as a Lead Local Authority, Conwy County Borough Council has taken steps to identify areas across Conwy County that are at risk of flooding and to collaborate with Flood Risk Management Authorities, stakeholders and the public to share data and resources so as to reduce the risk of flooding.
Conwy’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy
The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 requires county councils to lead the coordination of flood risk management for surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses in their area.
Main river flooding remains the responsibility of Natural Resources Wales and the Act requires them to develop, maintain and apply a National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy. Conwy County Borough Council has developed a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, which gives a clear vision for how flood risk will be dealt with in Conwy. An important part of the Local Strategy is to ensure that communities are aware of what risks exist, the Council’s and other Risk Management Authorities’ responsibilities for flood risk and what communities can do to involve themselves. If you have any questions or require any further information, please fill in our online form.
Flood Investigation Reports
As a Lead Local Flood Authority, Conwy County Borough Council has a duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to investigate, where appropriate, flood events that occur within the county boundary. We will carry out investigations following flood events to establish the cause and, where appropriate, notify the responsible Risk Management Authority. Where an investigation has been carried out, a Flood Investigation Report will be produced and can be requested by contacting Environment, Roads and Facilities.
Please see the Completed Flood Investigation List for the available reports.
Flood Risk Asset Register
Conwy County Borough Council has a duty to maintain a register of structures and features (assets), which are likely to have a significant effect on flood risk in the area. For more information, please fill in our online form to contact us.
Sustainable Drainage System Approval Body
A significant change to drainage requirements will affect new developments from January 2019.
From January 7th 2019, all new developments will require sustainable drainage for surface water if there are at least 2 properties or the construction area is more than 100m2. The surface water drainage systems must be designed and built to meet Welsh Government standards for sustainable drainage.
These systems must be approved by the local authority acting in its SuDS Approving Body (SAB) role before construction work begins. The SAB will have a duty to adopt compliant systems.