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Preliminary flood risk assessment

Executive summary

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council produced this Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) report to meet their statutory duties to manage local flood risk and deliver the requirements of the Flood Risk Regulations 2009.

The purpose of the PFRA report is aimed at providing a strategic assessment of flood risk from local sources including surface water, groundwater, ordinary watercourses and canals. This report is a high level screening exercise using readily available data held by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and partnering organisations. The report looks at historical past flood events and considers the potential future flood events that may have a significant consequence on human health, economic activity and the environment including cultural heritage.

National methodology was used by the Environment Agency which was set out by Defra to identity indicative flood risk areas across England. 10 indicative flood risk areas have been identified across England. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council does not have an indicative flood risk area as defined by legislation and will not be required to produce the flood hazard maps, flood risk maps and flood risk management plans.