Answer: Yes –You are therefore a ‘riparian landowner’ and you are responsible for maintaining those watercourses
What can land and properties owners do to reduce the risk of flooding?
- Identify your ordinary watercourses/ditches/piped watercourses – check
deeds if required
- Check whether they are clear from debris and vegetation and if not clear them
As a landowner, you have a right to protect your property from flooding
– consider how you might do this and prepare a plan.
More information: https://www.hants.gov.uk/landplanningandenvironment/environment/flooding
National Flood Forum provides information on preparing for a flood: https://nationalfloodforum.org.uk/
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