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Flood Risk Alleviation - Update

The Environment Agency are consulting on a proposed change to the stored water level in the Leigh Flood Storage Area which is governed by the Medway (Flood Relief) Act 1976 (MFRA). Increasing the capacity of the storage area will reduce flood risk to a further 230 homes, more than 1,400 in total.
As a specified interest, the Environment Agency are consulting Maidstone Borough Council on the proposed changes to the Scheme prior to the submission of a revised Scheme to Defra and The Minister for approval.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 18 Sep 2019 by Policy and Resources Committee

Lead director: Director of Finance and Business Improvement

Department: Finance and Business Improvement

Contact: Mark Green Mark Green, 01622 602297 Email:

Public Or Private and Reason if Private: Public

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  • Flood Risk Alleviation - Update