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The ‘Pitt’ Recommendations

Flood Risk & Drainage
  • LocationCheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • ClientCheltenham Borough Council

After Cheltenham suffered severe flooding during Summer 2007, the Government commissioned Sir Michael Pitt to undertake a comprehensive review of the lessons to be learned, with the ‘Pitt’ report published in June 2008.

Patrick Parsons’ Guildford office was appointed by Cheltenham Borough Council to identify how Pitt’s recommendations would apply to the town, what actions should be taken and what resources were necessary to implement them.

It emerged that the Local Authority should lead on the management of local flood risk, tackle local problems of flooding and collate and map the main flood risk management and drainage assets. We proposed a number of measures to meet the objectives of the Pitt investigation report covering management, technical issues and development.