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Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) for Worcestershire

Under the European Union (EU) Floods Directive, which has been transposed into UK law through the Flood Risk Regulations (2009), Worcestershire County Council (WCC) must undertake a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA). The primary purpose of the PFRA is as a high level screening exercise to identify areas of most significant flood risk across Europe, known as 'Nationally Significant Areas of Flood Risk'.

As Lead Local Flood Authority, WCC must report on significant past and future flooding from all sources except for Main River and Reservoir, which are to be covered by the Environment Agency, and sub-standard performance of the adopted sewer network, which falls under the remit of Severn Trent Water (STW).

The PFRA was produced alongside the Surface Water Management Plan. The PFRA along with the SWMP made a significant contribution to the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

PFRA 2011 Documents

Update 2017

Under the Flood Risk Regulation (2009) the PFRA must be reviewed and updated every 6 years. Using guidance provided by Defra and the Environment Agency WCC undertook a review of the PFRA in Summer 2017. WCC produced an addendum to the 2011 report which has since been accepted by Defra and the Environment Agency.

Download Addendum to the PFRA report