Welcome to the Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board website. From this site you can learn what a drainage board does, where it operates and the constraints it works within.

Drainage boards have been in existence since the 1930's, continually protecting land, property and life against flooding from the sea and rivers. Drainage boards are independent bodies accountable to the local community for the flood protection service they provide.

Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board is the largest drainage board in England, maintaining 973km of arterial watercourse and 30 pumping stations. As well as ensuring that water levels are maintained at an appropriate and safe level, the Board also has a duty to conserve and enhance the natural environment. Please see the Board's mission and policy statements for further information.

The present Board was formed in November 2000 by the amalgamation of the Alford Drainage Board, Louth Drainage Board and Skegness District Internal Drainage Board.

If you have any comments on the site or if you wish to contact the Board, our contact details can be found on the right hand side of the page.

Current Notices

Byelaw Information & Application forms available to download here

2014 Board Meeting Dates. All meetings held at Wellington House. Start time 9.00 a.m. unless otherwise stated.
29th January, 26th March, 25th June, 24th September, 26th November.

Minutes from previous Board meetings and upcoming agenda are available to download here

Environmental Impact Assessment (Quebec Road, Mablethorpe) - click here (right click and 'save target as' to download)

Environmental Impact Assessment (Improvement Works 2013/14) - click here (right click and 'save target as' to download)

LMDB Biodiversity Action Plan available to download - click here (right click and 'save target as' to download)


Lindsey Marsh DB
Wellington House
Manby Park
LN11 8UU

Tel: +44(0)1507 328095
Fax: +44(0)1507 328097




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