Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA)
Cabinet received a report on the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA), a high level screening exercise providing the evidence base for the Council to deliver a Flood Risk Management Strategy required under a EU Directive, transposed into UK Law in the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 (FRR).
It was noted that the PFRA had to be submitted to the Environment Agency (EA) and Regional Flood Defence Committee (RFDC) by 22 June 2011 so that it could undergo a technical area and national review before submission to the EU in order to comply with the Directive.
Funding had been granted to Harrow over a two year period to complete the exercise and undertake the first actions from the resulting Management Plan. The report sought approval to submit to DEFRA by the due date and support the next stage in the preparation and adoption of the resulting Management Plan.
(1) the draft Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment be supported and submitted to the Environment Agency and the Regional Flood Defence Committee;
(2) the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety be authorised to sign the approved document.
Reason for Decision: To comply with the Council’s obligations contained in the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 as required by the EU Floods Directive.