The Environment Agency is delivering a proposed Flood Risk Management Scheme to better protect homes and business from flooding in the Kent catchment, and improve the local environment and community amenities. Kendal is the first area to be delivered, followed by Burneside, Staveley, and Ings, and upstream measures including flood storage. In addition, Natural Flood Management measures are being integrated into the plans which aim to slow the flow of water and provide wider environmental benefits across the catchment.
Property flood resistance and resilience measures can be an effective means of reducing the impact of flooding. Delivered at a property level, resistance and resilience measures can be installed independently or together as a complete package. These measures are often referred to overall as property flood resilience (PFR). To find out more about PFR, visit The Flood Hub Property Flood Resilience page here.
Illustration to show some of the PFR options available for homes and businesses. Download this poster here.
The Environment Agency would always encourage that any property located within a flood risk area incorporates resilience and resistance measures. These measures do provide a level of protection and/or the ability to recover much quicker should flood water enter. If you are interested in integrating these measures into your property, please take a look at the Property Flood Resilience e-book here which contains a selection of case studies to showcase how resistance and resilience measures can be implemented in different types and styles of properties.