On becoming aware of a flood in its area, the Isle of Wight Council, as the Lead Local Flood Authority must, to the extent that it considers necessary or appropriate, investigate:
(a) Which risk management authorities have relevant flood management functions; and
(b) Whether each of those risk management authorities has exercised, or is proposing to exercise those functions in response to the flood.
The council considers that where the following criteria have been largely met, an investigation should be considered:
- Where there is ambiguity surrounding the source or responsibility of a flood incident;
- Where internal flooding of one property has been experienced on more than one occasion; OR
- Where internal flooding of a group of properties has been experienced during a single flood incident; OR
- Where flooding resulted in disruption of one or more items of critical infrastructure; OR
- Where a single flood incident resulted in flooding that affects vulnerable individuals; OR
- Where there is risk to life as a result of flooding.
The council has a Flood Investigation Protocol which can be viewed by clicking here (PDF, 204KB, 4 pages).
Investigations are currently being undertaken for the following areas:
- Alverstone (PDF, 1.19MB, 23 pages)
- Carisbrooke and Newport (PDF, 1.09MB, 15 pages)
- Cowes and East Cowes (PDF, 1.02MB, 12 pages)
- Eastern Yar area (PDF, 1.58MB, 27 pages)
- Ryde and Binstead (PDF, 1.3MB, 16 pages)
The outcome of all flood investigations will be published below:
Ryde Surface Water Management Plan (PDF, 6.91MB, 82 pages)