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FOI 11279

Flood Defence


1.How many flood defence/ risk management projects are in place in the local area for which you are responsible- please provide details of their location and what type of defence.

2. For each year, how much was spent/ budgeted for:

new construction of flood defence projects

asset maintenance of flood defence projects

What projects were implemented/ completed and where (exact location- OS coordinates if possible)

3. How much did the local authority pay out in grants to flood damage victim in 2014, and so far in 2015?

4. How much was given in council tax relief to those at risk of flooding and those affected by flooding in 2013, 2014 and 2015?

5. How many times in 2013, 2014, 2015 did the authority consult the Environment Agency over plans for new builds on residential homes, or commercial properties? In each case please provide the response from the Environment Agency (application approved, rejected, approved with conditions), and in each case please also tell me if the local authority continued with build/ modified plans in line with agency advice/ cancelled build.

If this information is held by an outside contractor then it is your responsibility under the FOIA to obtain that information. If it is held by another public body then please can you inform me of this and, if possible, transfer the request to that public body.

I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and that it is the department's responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification, please contact me via email.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.


Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information Act Request.

I can advise you that the information you require is held by Essex County Council and not Brentwood Borough Council.

Freedom of Information requests for Essex County Council can be sent to:

Your Right to Know
Information Sharing Information Security
Po Box 11
County Hall
Market Road