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The Flood Risk Regulations 2009

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Preliminary assessment reports

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12.—(1) A preliminary assessment report is a report about—

(a)past floods, and

(b)the possible harmful consequences of future floods.

(2) The report must be based on all of the following—

(a)relevant information which is in the possession of the person preparing the report;

(b)relevant information which is in the possession of the Environment Agency;

(c)relevant information which is in the possession of an authority listed in regulation 36(3);

(d)relevant information which is available to the public.

(3) The floods to be included under paragraph (1)(a) are those—

(a)which had significant harmful consequences for—

(i)human health,

(ii)economic activity, or

(iii)the environment (including cultural heritage), or

(b)which would have significant harmful consequences for those matters if they were to occur now.

(4) But the report may ignore past floods of a kind that are not likely to occur now.

(5) The report must include—

(a)any information that the person making the report has about the extent and the conveyance route of past floods, and

(b)an assessment of the harmful consequences of past floods.

(6) The assessment of possible consequences of future floods for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) must take account of—

(a)topography,

(b)the location of watercourses,

(c)the location of flood plains that retain flood water,

(d)the characteristics of watercourses,

(e)the effectiveness of any works constructed for the purpose of flood risk management,

(f)the location of populated areas,

(g)the areas in which economic activity is concentrated, and

(h)the current and predicted impact of climate change and any other long term developments.

(7) A lead local flood authority must have regard to any guidance issued by the Environment Agency about the form of a preliminary assessment report.

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