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Flood risk assessment

Preliminary flood risk assessment

The preliminary flood risk assessment has been carried out to ensure Hull City Council meets its duties as a lead local flood authority (LLFA) with the delivery of the first stage of the flood risk regulations (2009). The european floods directive requires a consistent approach to the management of flood risk across all member states, the flood risk regulations (2009) identify unitary and county level authorities as LLFA’s and lay down the actions required of them to satisfy the UK’s input to the directive.

About the plan

The PFRA identifies significant local flood risk – flooding arising from smaller watercourses, surface water and groundwater. The report has used the council’s strategic flood risk asssessment, surface water management plan and nationally available mapping from the Environment Agency to identify possible future impacts of local flood risk. A flood risk area has been identified comprising 19,557 properties at risk from a rainfall event of a 1 in 200 year magnitude – this includes 4600 properties in the Haltemprice area of East Riding of Yorkshire Council which are linked to flood risk in Hull. This exceeds the national reporting thresholds and the report recommends that the flood risk area should be reported to the European Commission. The report recommends that the area is named the Hull and Haltemprice flood risk area and it has been reported in both councils preliminary flood risk assessments.

You can download a copy of the report below -


The preliminary flood risk assessment spreadsheet available to download below, details the following -

  • Records of past floods and their significant consequences
  • Records of recent floods and their consequences
  • Records of flood risk and their rationale

What happens next

There are four stages of the flood risk regulations -

  • Preliminary flood risk assessment - preliminary assessment report for each LLFA by Wednesday 22 June 2011
  • Identify flood risk areas - identification of flood risk areas by Wednesday 22 June 2011
  • Flood hazard and flood risk maps - for all identified flood risk areas by Saturday 22 June 2013
  • Flood risk management plans - for all identified flood risk areas by Monday 22 June 2015
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