Manchester City Council

Planning & regeneration Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Manchester, Salford, Trafford Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

In June 2009 JBA consultancy was appointed by Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council to undertake a joint Level 2/Hybrid Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) for their areas. This collaboration was based upon hydraulic linkages for watercourses and infrastructure across the three authorities, together with a shared policy focus at the heart of Greater Manchester.

The detailed work within Manchester examined the risk of flooding from all sources, together with interactions and cumulative impacts.  The Environment Agency was closely involved with the production of the SFRA, along with other stakeholders.

The SFRA contains an independent analysis of the risk posed by flooding in the study area, and was substantively completed in March 2010.  Since this time a number of cartographical and minor textual amendments have been made to improve legibility and consistency and all the documents are now available.  An updated Joint Statement on the approach and implications of the SFRA has also been agreed by Manchester City Council, Salford City Council, Trafford Council and the Environment Agency and is available alongside the SFRA.

For further details please contact: -

Manchester City Council
Planning Strategy
PO Box 532
M60 2LA

Tel 0161 234 4958

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