Flood Risk Assessment (FRA)

Local Planning application requirements


The FRA should identify and assess the risks of all forms of flooding to and from the development and demonstrate how these flood risks will be managed, taking climate change into account. The FRA should identify opportunities to reduce the probability and consequences of flooding. The FRA should include the design of surface water management systems including Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDs) and address the requirement for safe access to and from the development in areas at risk of flooding.

To check whether your property falls within a flood risk zone please see the flood risk map on the Government’s website.

Further guidance regarding the type of information to be submitted as part of a FRA can also be found on the Government’s website.

When required

Required for all applications in Environment Agency Flood Zone 2, or 3 relating to new builds and basement or ground floor extensions.