FD2320 - Flood Risk Assessment Guidance for New Development

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/12/2003
End date:31/10/2005
Keywords:
  • Flood Defence,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Risk
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Contact:

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT:


The main deliverable was to provide an overarching risk science based framework, simple tools and guidance with a nationally consistent approach to assessing and managing flood risk for new development across England and Wales. This has been achieved by integrating and simplifying existing guidance documents and the latest findings from an extensive range of research projects and government/Agency initiatives.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:


To focus on the requirements of an appropriate Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) and develop a consistent approach and appraisal methodology for site specific and strategic FRA’s, when considering land use development.

KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:


To provide national procedures and guidance to support effective implementation of the Government’s Policies, Procedures, work instructions and Guidance related to flood risk assessment & risk management for new development. This study aims to provide an integrated framework and guidance to allow risk assessment from the individual development site through to the strategic, catchment & national scale.