Westminster's Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)
Local Authorities are required to produce a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) under PPS 25. The SFRA seeks to form a holistic understanding of flood risk, factoring in the impact of climate change, and introduces a risk based management approach to flooding. This entails the assessment of all forms of flooding and associated risk, and to set out appropriate management measures.
The SFRA is not in itself a policy document, but can be used as a source to inform policy and management, where the Local Development Framework will be a key document. The SFRA forms part of the evidence base for informing strategic policies for flooding within the Core Strategy, and more detailed policies in the City Management Development Plan Document.
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment: Main Report 2010
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment: Appendix 1 - Halcrow Report
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment: Appendix 1 - Halcrow Maps
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment: Appendices 2-6
Please contact the ldf team to find out more about the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA), 2011
This report summarises the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) undertaken to assist the City of Westminster to meet its duties as a Lead Local Flood Authority, with the delivery of the first stage of the Flood Risk Regulations (2009). The PFRA is a high level screening exercise that compiles information on significant local flood risk from past and future floods, based on readily available and derivable information.
The PFRA also identifies flood risk areas where the subsequent two stages of the Flood Risk Regulations apply. Stage two delivers Flood Risk Maps and stage three delivers Flood Risk Management Plans.
- Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment, 2011
- PFRA Indicative Flood Risk Areas Map
- Map 4.1
- Map 4.1a
- Map 5.1
- Map 5.2
- Map 5.3
- Map 5.4
- Map 5.5
- Map 6.1
Additional information about flooding in Westminster is available on our website:
- Information from the Environment Agency, including regional flood defense expenditure
- Government Guidelines, and nation-wide flood map
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