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North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

About the North West RFCC

The North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC)

The North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) is one of 12 RFCCs in England, established under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

The RFCC brings together, with an independent Chair, the principle authorities responsible for managing flood and coastal erosion risk in their region, that is:

  • Environment Agency
  • County and Unitary Authorities, in their capacity as Lead Local Flood Authorities and Highways Authorities
  • Water and Sewerage Companies

As the RFCC, we come together as a regional partnership to take an overview of flood and coastal erosion risk management across the North West. We also seek to promote investment and encourage innovation which is good value for money and benefits our communities.

Much of the funding for flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes comes from central government which is prioritised nationally, but the Committee advises on the national funding programme and can exercise some local choice. RFCCs also raise a Local Levy on Lead Local Flood Authorities which provides an invaluable resource to help fund local flood and coast priorities, often enabling us to attract other funding. As well as helping to fund schemes, the Local Levy is also used to fund projects and resources like The Flood Hub website.

 

NW RFCC map

Map to show the NW RFCC boundary. For a more detailed look at the map, view it online here.