Emergency Planning: is responsible for the emergency planning, preparedness and response management for the Council. It is principally involved in the pre planning for Major Emergencies such as chemical site incidents, major flooding incidents, rail or aircraft accidents, evacuation and many other streams as well. It is driven by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 which imposes statutory duties upon the Council. The work of the Emergency Planning team ensures that the Council meets those statutory duties.
The Emergency Planning team has within its remit a flood risk management team who lead the strategic co-ordination of the duties of the Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority. This principally involves the following;
- Strategic flood risk assessments, plans and strategies;
- Direction of flood investigations/inspections, ordinary watercourse consents and asset registers;
- Consultation, co-operation and liaison with other risk management authorities;