The Flood Risk Management Plan has been prepared by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council in consultation with its flood risk partners in its role as a Lead Local Flood Authority to provide a coordinated response to flood risk within our communities.
The plan is the final process in a series of actions laid out under the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 which required the preparation of:
- A Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment
- Flood Hazard and Flood Risk Maps
- A Flood Risk Management Plan
It sets out how NPTCBC will, in conjunction with stakeholders as appropriate, manage flood risk over the next 6 years to ensure that economic, social and environmental benefits are maximised against the context of available resources.
The plan also takes forward the objectives and actions set out in our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (published in June 2013) and the objectives set out in the Welsh Government’s National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.
These objectives focus on reducing the adverse consequences of flooding on human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity. The plan highlights the areas most at risk of flooding from surface water and ordinary watercourses within the County Borough, draws conclusions from these risks, and sets out the proposed mitigation measures.