Decision details

TWBC response to Kent County Council's consultation on the Kent Local Flood Risk Strategy 2024-2034 consultation document

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


KCC is consulting on a draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, spanning the period 2024-2034.  This report explains what the consultation is about, the purpose/aims/objectives of the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and sets out the formal response to be submitted on behalf of TWBC to the consultation.




1.    That the current consultation on the Kent County Council Kent Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2024-2034 be noted.


2.    That the responses set out in the completed Consultation Questionnaire at Appendix A, be submitted on or before 30 January 2024, as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s representations to KCC’s consultation on the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

To agree to submit the representations attached at Appendix A is favourable because it is considered to represent a corporate view having been considered by officers and Members.  It will ensure that TWBC has engaged with the consultation process in making representations/comments on matters which may affect TWBC and assisting KCC with its future development of the Kent Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Alternative options considered:

Do Nothing – This would mean TWBC would miss an important opportunity to engage, input and advise on the emerging County wide Flood Risk Management Strategy.


Submit Alternative Representations – This would require further discussion with officers and/or Councillors to inform the response, which would mean the consultation deadline is not met.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

No conflicts of interest were declared by any Member who was consulted in respect of this decision.

Publication date: 02/02/2024

Date of decision: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 10/02/2024

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