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Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs)

Catchment Approach to Flood Risk Management

In December 2014 Cabinet approved a shift in approach to look at a more holistic and joined up approach to managing flood risk. This approach seeks to provide a more joined up and integrated approach to flood risk management by all authorities, agencies and communities. In September 2015 a progress report was reviewed by the ETE Select Committee on this apporach and what this means in relation to next steps.

The catchment approach:

Work is currently underway on the Test and Itchen Catchment plans as theses were undertaken as pilot schemes following the flooding in 2013/2014.

Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) and Groundwater Management Plan

Previously the County Council has prepared Surface Water Management Plans (SWMP). The plan takes into account the risks posed by surface water flooding, including agreement about who will do what to better manage these risks.

Groundwater Management Plan for Hampshire

Draft Surface Water Management plans are available for:

This document  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 3MB explains the terms used in these plans and provides overall background information across the County.



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