Defra publishes surface water flooding plan
Defra has published an action plan on surface water management. It sets out the steps the government is taking, with the Environment Agency and others, to manage the risk of surface water flooding.
It covers a number of actions to both improve understanding of the risks and strengthen delivery. These include:
improving risk assessment and communication
making sure infrastructure is resilient
clarifying responsibilities for surface water management
joining up planning for surface water management
building local authority capacity.