• Reported received from
On the 15 January 2020, 1 property
was Internally flooded on Main
• Reported received from Fire
and Rescue Service
There were no rain gauges within 2.5km
of the incidents of flooding within this
Response to most recent flood events:
• Following contact from Crimplesham Parish Council, Norfolk County Council visited the site
In March 2018 to ascertain the condition of the ordinary water course.
• In March 2018 NCC wrote to riparian owners of the watercourse on Main Road,
Crimplesham reminding them of their riparian duties.
• In January 2020 Following subsequent flood events occurred, in part, due to a blockage of
the highway system/riparian watercourse at the outfall.
• In January 2020 NCC wrote to riparian owner of damaged asset reminding them of their
• In February 2020 NCC commissioned works to remove and repair blockage/ damaged
headwall on behalf of riparian owner, works to be completed once current restrictions are
lifted – May/June 2020.
Actions being undertaken in relation to the recommendations as per the FIR033:
• As part of the actions being undertaken in relation to the recommendations set out above
NCC initiated a review of the current surface water system and watercourse to establish the
potential and need for improvements on Main Road, Crimplesham. As such the following
actions have been undertaken:
o In December 2019 a survey of the ordinary water course/highway drainage in Main
Road, Crimplesham was undertaken.
o As of June 2020 - NCC are having ongoing discussions to put forward designs and
costs to improve/amend the existing system and establish funding, including
external funding from the Environment Agency.
o Once a complete review and funding has been secured works will be started.
o Affected parties will be updated in the Summer/Autumn 2020 as to the subsequent
plans for the drainage system.
Please note that current designs and construction works have and are being affected by COVID 19
and delays may occur. Norfolk County Council are, however, aware of the risk and are endeavouring
to ensure that essential works of this nature are not being unduly affected and that they will be