Freedom of Information Request

Surface water drainage asset register

Received: 6 December 2022

Good afternoon,

I'm writing to request information under the terms of the FOI act.

The following is from the Jenkins review into Surface water and drainage: 'Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) are required to maintain a record of structures and features (drains, ditches, pipes, gullies etc.), which are likely to have a significant effect on flood risk in their area, including who owns the asset and the responsibility for maintenance.'

My understanding is that every LLFA and as such has to produce an asset register, under the terms of the Flood and Water Management Act of 2010. Please let me know if I'm incorrect on that.

As such, using FOI, I'm requesting a copy of your council's most recent surface water drainage asset register. I would like this information presented in an Excel friendly format (.xlsx or similar). I would like the following information: Details of the type of asset, details of the location of the asset (including the address and easting and northing), the condition of each asset, the owner of each asset, any survey comments from the most recent inspection.

On receiving this request, please send me an email acknowledging receipt, a reference number for the request, and that you'll reply within 20 working days. Please bear in mind that the ICO states that, barring exceptional circumstances, 'an authority should normally take no more than an additional 20 working days to consider the public interest, meaning that the total time spent dealing with the request should not exceed 40 working days.'

If you refuse any portion of this request, please tell me which exemption you are citing and provide an explanation as to why you're citing it.

I'm going to a number of LLFAs in cities across England for this project and would be happy to discuss this work with you in a call if you like.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this request.

Many thanks

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download