As part of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 the Lead Local Flood Authority is required to maintain a register and record of assets that have a significant impact on the risk of flooding.
What is an asset?
An asset in this instance is some kind of structure or feature that can affect the flow or storage of water. For example a wall next to a river could stop water from flooding houses during heavy rain. The wall could be considered an asset. Instead of a wall there could be a large grass bank which acts like a wall to water; this could also be considered an asset. Pipes in the ground, bridges, and road gullies are other examples of assets that can affect flood risk.
What information is in the register?
The register contains the location, owner and type of asset.
Viewing the register
The Sutton Council has developed a simple register which is available on request for viewing at the Denmark Road Offices.
It is the council's intention to develop a more detailed register as time and funding allows. Information on any improvements will be updated and posted on this page when available.