We modified an indicative flood risk area presented by the Environment Agency coveringKingston Upon Hull & Haltemprice. The Environment Agency accepted this modification.
We proposed an additional three flood risk areas susceptible to surface water flooding at risk:
The main risk in Bridlington is from a coincidence of surface water flood risk.
Surface water flood risk is from exceedance of the drainage system. The parts of the town at risk are similar to those at risk of flooding from the River Hull.
Most of the town is defended to a 1 in 200 standard of protection against tidal flooding by raised river embankments. In practical terms, the main risk is from surface water, as the drainage system relies entirely on pumping. Main flooding events in modern times (at least post-1947) have been pluvial inundation.
The Environment Agency has reviewed our PFRA and determined that the additional Flood Risk Areas are not compliant with Government guidance as to the areas identified do not meet the thresholds and criteria set by the Minister in England. In accordance with the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 (FFR), the matter has been referred to the Minister for a final decision.
We received the determination in September 2013. Whilst the Minister recognised historic issues and the potential for future flood risk in these three towns, it was decided that they would not be included as additional flood risk areas.
Kingston Upon Hull & Haltemprice Flood Risk Areas - Original (png 470kb opens in new window)
The remaining stages of the FFR cycle were dealt with as part of our Hull and Haltemprice (within the East Riding of Yorkshire) Flood Risk Management Plan and the Environment Agency's Humber River Basin District Flood Risk Management Plan 2015-2021:
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