My Department is not aware of any local authority bodies named as flood preventative planning committees.
In terms of resources committed to the effective management of flood and coastal erosion risk more generally, spend across central and local government will increase from £600 million in 2007-08 to £650 million this year, £700 million in 2009-10 and £800 million in 2010-11.
As this is devolved issue; the Environment Agency has responsibility for England only.
As part of their role in taking a strategic overview of flood risk, the Environment Agency is determining what data needs to be collected in relation to the different sources of flood risk.
Decisions on the form and accessibility of the database will be taken in the light of this.