Flood and Water Management / Drainage

Independent Flood Review


After the surface water floods in Milton Keynes in May 2018 Cabinet elected to commission an Independent Flood Review. This review has been carried out by AECOM and has produced a number of recommendations for the council and its partner organisations. Acting upon these recommendations is intended to improve flood risk management, communications, and emergency response and recovery in Milton Keynes to support any future event.

The final report and appendices can be found below:

Independent Flood Review Main Report (PDF, 3.1MB)

Annexes A-F (PDF, 1.1MB) which contain:

  • Annex A – Detailed recommendations
  • Annex B – Stakeholder Engagement carried out as part of the review
  • Annex C - Resident Questionnaire
  • Annex D - Business questionnaire
  • Annex E - Rights and responsibilities
  • Annex F - Combined and summarised recommendations from the three section 19 Flood Investigations

Annex G (PDF, 9.1MB) which contains:

  • Maps of already proposed flood and drainage projects
  • Risk of flooding from surface water covering Stoke Goldington
  • Risk of flooding from surface water covering Newport Pagnell
  • Risk of flooding from surface water covering South and Central Milton Keynes

Annexes H-K (PDF, 1.7MB) which contain:

  • Annex H - Economic costs
  • Annex I - Asset management and maintenance
  • Annex J - MKC Highways department gully emptying reschedule
  • Annex K - Existing key actions from reviewed documents

The council’s response to the report is detailed in the 13th January Cabinet report which is available here:

Last Updated: 2 September 2021