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The new strategy outlines how the Council will deal with any threat of flooding in future.

The new strategy has been published online. The strategy has been finalised using feedback from residents following a consultation carried out in August and September.

The new strategy outlines the council’s responsibilities in flood prevention. It also identifies measures to be undertaken by residents, to reduce the risk of flooding in Cheshire East with the aim of protecting homes, businesses and other infrastructure.

The strategy increases awareness of flood risk in the borough, from surface water, groundwater and watercourses.

It also aims to reduce the impact of flooding and increase resilience in the community.

Responsibilities identified include the recording and investigating of incidents of ‘significant’ flooding and identifying structures and features which could have an effect on flood risk.

Councillor Don Stockton, cabinet member for environment, said: “This strategy is our statement of intent as to how we will manage flood risk in Cheshire East.  We hope it will help our residents and businesses to become better informed about our responsibilities as a local flood authority and how we can all work together to mitigate flood risk and to manage any emergencies.”

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