New strategy on flood risk is floated

A new draft strategy about dealing with flood risk includes plans to look at the surface water situation in Caddington, pictured above during flooding late last year.

Dunstable Road, Caddington, during flooding late last year
Dunstable Road, Caddington, during flooding late last year

Public consultation is under way on the proposed local flood risk management strategy from Central Beds Council. Caddington is one of the areas for which surface water management assessments are planned.

Flood prevention action proposed in the strategy includes investigating the source of blockages, such as clogged-up culverts, and looking at whether new bye-laws are needed to ensure landowners properly manage stretches of watercourse for which they are responsible.

Check out and comment on the draft strategy at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/consultations. Paper versions of comment forms and the strategy are available at Central Beds libraries and customer service centres. Responses must be submitted by October 23.