Flood risk management

Our local flood risk management strategy deals with flooding from sewers, drains and groundwater, and the runoff from land, watercourses and ditches, that can follow heavy rainfall.

We have looked at how flooding can affect properties, businesses and infrastructure. Areas that are most at risk are called Areas of Critical Drainage (AoCD). These include the areas:

  • at risk of flooding
  • that can affect the extent of flooding

There are 14 AoCDs in Thurrock, spread across the borough but mostly in urban areas. For each AoCD we have set out actions to reduce the risks or effects surface water flooding. Examples include:

  • drainage improvements
  • maintenance
  • emergency planning

Across the whole of Thurrock, actions include:

  • restricting surface water runoff in new developments
  • promoting of water conservation