Flood and water management

Information about our flood and water management policies for the borough.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have produced a number of flood and water management policies inline with national legislation.

More information about our flood and water management policies and strategy can be found below.​



The key legislation relating to flood and water management includes:

Policies and Guidance

The LLFA has a duty to produce a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA), a requirement of both the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and Flood Risk Regulations 2009.

The PFRA highlights areas of potentially significant flood risk. The assessment provides a high level summary of the flood risk within our borough and has compiled this information using both historic and regional data.​

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) for Redcar and Cleveland sets out a borough wide strategy for managing the risks of local flooding.

The Strategy aims to:

  • understand flood risk in Redcar and Cleveland;
  • lessen flood risk;
  • increase resilience to flood risk.

The LFRMS will help to ensure that the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water Ltd, ourselves and other partners work together to help protect the people and businesses of Redcar and Cleveland from flooding. This is available to download and view below:

Surface Water Management Plans

The Surface Water Management Plans will be available to view shortly.