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Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Section 10: Local flood risk management strategies: Wales

47.This section requires each lead local flood authority in Wales (county and county borough councils) to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management and coastal erosion risk management within its area. Local flood risk is defined in subsection (2) in the same way as for England. The minimum content of the strategy is detailed in subsection (4) and is also the same as in England.

48.The lead local flood authority is required to publish a summary of the strategy and may issue guidance on the application of the strategy within its area (subsections (7) and (8)). The strategy must be submitted for review to the Welsh Ministers, who may approve, vary, or reject it (subsection (9) and (10)).

49.Lead local flood authorities are required to consult risk management authorities and the public in developing their strategies (subsection (6)).

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