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Nottinghamshire launches Flood Risk Assessment consultation

The county council is looking for residents’ views on its Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) for Nottinghamshire.

The PFRA identifies areas of significant flood risk and includes information, as well as associated maps, on past and potential future flooding and the consequences of that flooding.

Consultation on the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) for Nottinghamshire is now open and runs until 23 April 2023.

The Council is required by law to produce the PFRA and in its role as lead local flood authority, has powers and statutory duties to manage and coordinate local flood risk management activities.

The PFRA covers the risk of flooding from local sources, namely ordinary watercourses, surface water and groundwater. Reducing flood risk from main river watercourses is the responsibility of the Environment Agency.

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Gary Wood, Head of Highways and Transport at Nottinghamshire County Council said:

“The flooding in June 2007, July 2013 and the winter of 2019/2020 clearly highlighted how vulnerable Nottinghamshire communities are to localised flooding.

“The findings of the PFRA will be used to inform the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and prioritise resources for those areas at greatest risk of flooding across the County.”

The PFRA and associated maps are available to view and download from the County Council website: https://consult.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/place/nottinghamshire-pfra-consultation/

Comments and views on the PFRA can be made using the online form, by emailing flood.team@nottscc.gov.uk or by phone at 0300 500 80 80.

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