Owner or Occupier of Property
The first responsibility for protection of property in the event of flooding lies with the owner or occupier of the property. The owner or occupier is also responsible for any subsequent losses, repairs or remedial measures necessary.
Owners or occupiers living near water courses or adjoining areas / fields which give rise to excessive water run-off should take appropriate precautions in advance of a forecast of bad weather as highway drainage systems are not designed for and cannot cope with, run-off from adjoining fields.
For more information on Planning, Managing and Recovering from a Flood please see the links below.