Flood risk areas: selecting and reviewing for local sources of flooding: guidance to lead local flood authorities

Criteria for assessing whether the risk of flooding is significant.

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Selecting and reviewing Flood Risk Areas for local sources of flooding: Guidance to Lead Local Flood Authorities

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This guidance set out the criteria for assessing whether the risk of flooding is significant, as required by regulation 14 of the Flood Risk Regulations 20091 (the Regulations).

It describes the methodology for identifying and reviewing areas of significant flood risk, known as Flood Risk Areas under the Regulations, and how it was developed.

Published 2 September 2013