Catchment Flood Management Plans (CFMPs) give an overview of the flood risk across each river catchment. They recommend ways of managing those risks now and over the next 50-100 years.
What are Catchment Flood Management Plans?CFMPs consider all types of inland flooding, from rivers, ground water, surface water and tidal flooding, but not flooding directly from the sea, (coastal flooding), which is covered in Shoreline Management Plans. They also take into account the likely impacts of climate change, the effects of how we use and manage the land, and how areas could be developed to meet our present day needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
CFMPs will be used to help us and our partners plan and agree the most effective way to manage flood risk in the future. We are currently looking at how we may build on CFMPs to deliver Flood Risk Management Plans required by the Floods Directive.
Catchment Flood Management Plan Annual Report 2012
We are monitoring the status of approximately 5700 actions within our CFMPs. Progress on implementing these actions in England and Wales is in our second annual report. The report highlights the work that we and our partners have done between April 2011 and March 2012.
Over 500 actions have been completed since last year's report. Roughly 16 percent of actions in England and 27 percent in Wales are now complete. And 50 percent of CFMP actions are in progress.
Post adoption statements
Post Adoption Statement outlines how the environment has been taken into account during the development of the plan and how consultations have influenced final plan.
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