Flood Risk in London (1)

MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following the far reaching recommendations of the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, including the abolition of the Environment Agency and its replacement with a new English Rivers and Coastal Authority, what steps will you take to increase London's flood preparedness?


Answer for Flood Risk in London (1)

Answer for Flood Risk in London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We will continue to support the London boroughs as Lead Local Flood Authorities through their surface water management plans and flood risk strategies, and the Environment Agency, through the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan and catchment flood management plans in their work to manage flood risk across London.

The London Plan contains a strong policy approach to ensure that vulnerable new development is placed in areas of low flood risk and officers ensure that this is achieved through planning applications.

The London Resilience Partnership works with organisations across the city to ensure that risks for the city including flood risk are assessed and that the right measures are in place to deal with these now and into the future alongside other related issues of sustainability and climate change adaptation.

Please also refer to MQ 2016/4710 and MQ 2016/4832.