Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

As a ‘Lead Local Flood Authority’ under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, the Council is required to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management in its area. The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy must cover flood risk from surface runoff, groundwater and ordinary watercourses.

The Council is also required to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment screening of its Strategy in order to comply with European and national requirements.


The Council consulted on its Draft Trafford Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, together with the required supporting documents, between Monday 17 February 2014 and Monday 31 March 2014.  All comments received were considered, the Strategy was revised and the final version approved by the Council's Executive on the 24 September 2014.  The final documentation can be viewed here:

Copies of the Strategy and supporting documents are also available for inspection at all Trafford libraries.

The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Scoping Report was finalised in September 2013 following consultation with key stakeholders and is still also available for inspection.