A Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, or SFRA, is part of the evidence base for the Local Plan and collates information on all known sources of flooding that may affect existing or future development within our area. Such sources include tidal, river, surface water (local drainage), sewers and groundwater.
In collecting this information, the SFRA identifies and maps areas that have a ‘low’, ‘medium’ and ‘high’ probability of flooding within the East Riding, in accordance with national policy.
Within the flood affected areas, the SFRA recommends appropriate land uses that will not unduly place people or property at risk of flooding. Where flood risk has been identified as a potential constraint to future development, the SFRA recommends possible flood mitigation solutions that may be integrated into the design (by the developer) to minimise the risk to property and life should a flood occur.
The East Riding Flood Data Map contains information from the SFRA alongside Environment Agency Web Map Services. The interactive map offers more flexibility to users, however for technical reasons some of the icons and colours on the map do not exactly match those in the paper copies. Please refer to the appropriate legend for each feature.