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The River Lugg Internal Drainage Board is responsible for water level management and watercourse maintenance in a defined geographical area which encompasses low-lying land within the catchments of the Rivers Lugg, Arrow, Frome and Worm Brook. This area of rich agricultural land is dependant upon well-maintained drainage systems.

The Board's rateable area comprises 11,171 ha. with 219 km. of scheduled watercourses, which are generally arterial watercourses with more than one riparian owner. Most of these watercourses are subject to regular maintenance with the others receiving attention on a less regular basis, as required.

The largest urban development within the district is the town of Leominster, parts of which are at risk of flooding, with smaller flood-prone settlements at Pembridge, Eardisland, Bodenham, Wellington, Withington Marsh and Hampton Bishop.

Download: What is an Internal Drainage Board and what does it do? (Adobe PDF - 548 KB)
Download: The vision for IDBs in England and Wales (Adobe PDF - 1024 KB)

More information about Internal Drainage Boards is available on the Association of Drainage Authorities website

Please click on the link below to see Why IDBs are so important in the UK.

Download: Why are IDBs so important to the UK? (Adobe PDF - 511 kb)

The Board is represented on the co-ordinating committee of the Herefordshire Flood Risk Partnership, the body responsible for developing and implementing a local flood risk management strategy.

The prior written consent of the Board is required if it is proposed to erect any structure in or within 9m of the top of the bank of any watercourse under the control of the Board (please refer to the Byelaws). Please click on the link below to download a Land Drainage Consent Form.

See also: Land Drainage Consent Application


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