5. Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Oldham Council has an established role in local flooding as Lead Local Flood Authority for the Borough of Oldham under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.  Oldham Council has published a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy to set out how local flood risks will be managed in the Borough, who will deliver them and how they might be funded.

The Strategy has been developed by Oldham Council in collaboration with the Environment Agency, District and Borough Councils, United Utilities and other bodies. Oldham Council takes the lead within the borough of Oldham on local flood risk management and this Strategy identifies how this will be done.  

The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy has an Action Plan that identifies a programme of work for reducing local flood risk within Oldham.  Alongside the preparation of the Strategy a number of environmental and equality impact assessments have been carried out.

In December 2015, Storm Eva brought unprecedented rainfall to Greater Manchester, resulting in record river levels and widespread flooding in the region. 

The report summarises the response of Greater Manchester’s emergency services, local authorities, the Environment Agency and United Utilities to help residents and businesses who suffered loss and damage in the event.