The boundary for the IDB has been agreed through discussions with the land owner beneficiaries, local community representatives and local authority elected members. The boundary is based on the low lying areas within Flood Zone 2 (the 1 in 100 year undefended flood outline) and the area of land that directly or indirectly benefits from land drainage operations. This initial boundary has been refined to exclude areas that would not benefit from the IDB because the Environment Agency would retain responsibility for maintaining the watercourses draining these areas as part of its ongoing role in reducing flood risk to people and property.
The marshland on the northern boundary of the proposed IDB (Skinburness and Newton Marsh) will not directly benefit from an IDB, but the area has been included as works may be required in this area as part of an IDB’s responsibilities. This marshland will be excluded from the area on which land occupiers are asked to pay drainage rates.
To view the boundary map, please click on the following link Figure D2 – Waver Wampool proposed WLMB.
To view a map with the watercourses individually numbered please click on the following link:- Figure D3 – WW IDB maintenance programme