Flood Plan for Buckinghamshire

16 November 2012, 06:00

With 30,000 people in Buckinghamshire at risk of flooding, the council wants to know what people think about a plan on how they'll deal with the problem.

The county council got a grant of £342,000 from the government in 2012/2013 to come up with a Local Flood Risk Strategy for between now and 2018.

The local flood risks to homes in the county comes from heavy rainfall, groundwater and ordinary water courses that aren't the responsibility of the Environment Agency, which looks after rivers.

Some of the work being done in the plan is to make sure at-risk communities have plans in place to manage a flood and co-ordinate the maintenance of these areas.

New work to be done includes investigating significant flood events to see what caused them and how to prevent them in the future.

Read more about the plan and say what you think on the county council's website.

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