Issue details

Response to Defra consultations on implementing Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, East Sussex County Council became the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for the county.  The LLFA role includes a statutory consultee to major planning applications.  Parts of the Flood and Water Management Act have never been implemented and this includes Schedule 3, which will introduce additional duties and burdens to the County Council, including the statutory role of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Approval Body and Adopting Authority.  The Government has recently indicated its intention to implement Schedule 3 and is due to consult on a series of documents in Autumn 2023, which will set out how Schedule 3 will work in practice, as well as setting out matters such as proposed transitional arrangements and any new burdens monies. The report to the Lead Member will set out the County Councils proposed response to this consultation.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Item Deferred

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

Decision due: 22 May 2024 by Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Lead member: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Lead director: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Department: Communities, Economy and Transport

Contact: Ed Sheath, Head of Planning and Environment 07725 622407 Email: edward.sheath@eastsussex.gov.uk Tel: 01273 481632.