Policy paper

Preliminary flood risk assessments and flood risk areas

How the Environment Agency and lead local flood authorities manage flood risk by following a 6 year cycle of planning.



The preliminary flood risk assessment and flood risk areas document explains the 6 year cycle of planning to reduce flood risk in England. It contains a list of the flood risk areas that were identified by lead local flood authorities when they produced their preliminary flood risk assessments and links to the preliminary flood risk assessments.

The map of flood risk areas for England is an infographic of the identified flood risk areas.