Independent report

Multi-Agency Flood Plan (MAFP) review

Final report of the Multi-Agency Flood Plan (MAFP) review led by Major General (Retd) Tim Cross CBE, published in June 2018.



This final report sets out the findings of the Multi-Agency Flood Plan review.

The review looked at:

  • the effectiveness and consistency of current flood plans produced by Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) in England
  • identifying good practice
  • how good practice could be shared across the country

The review report includes recommendations under 12 headings.

The review was led and overseen by Major General (retd) Tim Cross, as an independent external reviewer.

Michael Gove (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) announced that Defra and the Environment Agency (EA) would be undertaking a review of multi-agency flood plans (MAFPs) produced by local resilience forums (LRFs) in England. This is part of the government’s ongoing work to address flood risk.

Published 12 June 2018