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North Kent Marshes Internal Drainage Board
Internal Drainage Boards (IDB's) are
public bodies that manage water levels in some areas where it is
considered there is a special need for drainage.
These areas are known as Internal Drainage Districts
IDB's undertake works to reduce flood risk to people and
property, and manage water levels for agricultural and
The North Kent Marshes Internal Drainage Board was formed in 2016
and is administered by Medway Council. It covers areas in and
around the Hoo Peninsula, including Allhallows, St Mary's Hoo,
Cooling, Cliffe as well as areas within Gravesend including Shorne
Marshes, Filborough Marshes and Westcourt Marshes.
The North Kent Marshes IDB is one of 110 IDB's in England whose
districts cover 1.2 million hectares (9.7% of England's landmass).
They play a key role in reducing flood risk to over 600,000 people
and nearly 900,000 properties.
To find out more, read the Association of Drainage Authorities
An Introduction to IDB's.
North Kent Marshes Internal
Drainage Board Standing Orders (pdf 1.26MB).
Marshes Internal Drainage Board Scheme of Delegation (pdf
North Kent Marshes
Internal Drainage Board Map (pdf 2.2MB).
North Kent Marshes Internal Drainage Board Members (pdf
of Drainage Rates and Special Levies for 2017-2018 (pdf
13 October 2016 Minutes (1.33MB).
Monday 9 January 2017
Monday 10 April 2017
Monday 10 July 2017
Monday 6 November 2017