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Preliminary flood risk assessment

Lead flood authority

As the designated  Lead Local Flood Authority Blackpool Council is required to undertake a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA).

This involves identifying areas of ‘significant’ local flood risk both from historic flood events and potential future flooding.

Blackpool Council has a responsibility for assessing flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses. This does not include flooding from main rivers or the sea, unless there is an interaction with these sources of flooding.

For the purposes of the PFRA, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have defined ‘significant’ future flood risk as affecting 30,000 or more people or 150 critical services, such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, power and water services.

In assessing past floods, any flood which affected 20 or more people or one or more critical service was identified.

In terms of this criteria, there are no significant flood risk areas in Blackpool and this means that there are no further actions required in the PFRA process before it is reviewed in 2017.

Lancashire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2021 -2027

We are inviting you to take part in a consultation on the above strategy. We are keen to hear your views and get your input via our online survey, which you can find at the link below. We will consider the data gathered as part of finalising the strategy. In particular, we would welcome views on:

  • Our proposed vision, priorities and actions
  • Whether the information included in the document is clear, and
  • Whether you feel there is anything else which should be included

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2021 to 2027 [PDF 6.52MB]