This policy statement has been prepared by North Level District Internal Drainage Board to provide a public statement of the Board’s approach to its management of flood risk and water levels in its area.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has policy responsibility for flood and coastal defence in England. However, delivery is the responsibility of a number of flood and coastal defence “operating authorities” which includes the North Level District Internal Drainage Board.
The Government has published a policy aim and three objectives for flood and coastal defence. To ensure a more certain delivery of the aim and objectives by the individual operating authorities the Government has published a series of high level targets. The first target requires each operating authority to publish a policy aim and objectives in their area. This will include an assessment of the risk of flooding in their area, and what plans they have to reduce that risk.
Copies of the full policy statement are available from the Board’s offices at the Drainage Office, Station Road, Thorney, Peterborough, PE6 OQE