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Hambleton Flood Risk Management Scheme

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Introduction

Hambleton is a village within the Borough of Wyre on the Fylde coastal plain in Lancashire. It sits alongside the River Wyre and between two smaller watercourses, Wardleys Pool and Pegs Pool.

Hambleton and its community is at flood risk. A large part of the village is in flood zone 3 which is an area with the highest probability of flooding. At present, the chance of flooding in any one year is greater than or equal to 1% (e.g. a 100 to 1 chance) for river flooding and greater than or equal to 0.5% (e.g. a 200 to 1 chance) for coastal and tidal flooding. The risk of flooding in Hambleton is likely to increase in the future as a result of climate change. Globally, intense storms are becoming more frequent and climate change is already increasing sea levels around the UK coast.

View of the River Wyre from The Shore road

 

Important update from the Environment Agency regarding COVID-19 (last updated August 2020)

The Environment Agency are committed and actively progressing the delivery of the Hambleton Flood Risk Management Scheme (FRMS) to better protect properties and ensure the longer term safety of the community. The Environment Agency have continued with scheme design despite the current circumstances impacting our ability to operate as normal.

The Environment Agency will be prioritising online engagement and communication, with key updates on the scheme provided via this page and newsletters. Any community based engagement will be subject to Government guidelines and restrictions.