Flood and coastal erosion
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The Land Drainage Act 1991 (LDA) provides the legislative framework for:
internal drainage boards, of which there are 112 in England and
Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFA).
Responsibility for land drainage outside ‘internal drainage districts’ lies with the LLFA, which is usually the local unitary or county council.
The LDA prohibits the obstruction of watercourses and...