Hull's Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2022 - 2028

In England, 5.2 million homes are at risk of flooding. In 2020 the Environment Agency published the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.

The strategy sets out a vision of a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100.

We are the Lead Local Flood Authority for managing local flood risk under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and are required to -

  • produce
  • maintain
  • apply
  • monitor

A Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS). The LFRMS defines the current flood risk in Hull and how we plan to manage it up to 2028 and beyond through a number of aims and objectives. The updated LFRMS was produced in consultation with partners and through a public consultation.

Hull’s LFRMS is a legal document which sets out how we will work in partnership to reduce the risk of flooding and the impacts flooding can have in the short and long term to homes, businesses and communities in Hull.

Hull has the highest number of homes at risk of flooding outside of London and is at risk from 6 main sources of flooding -

  • surface water flooding 
  • river flooding
  • tidal flooding
  • groundwater flooding
  • reservoir flooding
  • sewer flooding

The risk of flooding across Hull is expected to increase with climate change over the coming years. UK Climate projections (UKCP18) warn to expect more frequent and more intense rainfall events. Over recent years the Living with Water partnership was formed to provide a multi-agency holistic approach to flood risk management in Hull and East Yorkshire. The updated LFRMS highlights the importance and success of the partnership so far with ambitious plans for the future.

Hull is at significantly high flood risk from -

  • surface water
  • river flooding
  • tidal flooding

and is required to produce a Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP) under the Flood Risk Regulations 2009. The FRMP has been updated in partnership with the Environment Agency and is included within the LFRMS.

The LFRMS is supported by 10 appendices which contain technical information. Links to view and download the PDF documents below -

If you would like to discuss the strategy email or write to us -

Flood Risk Planning
Development Delivery 
Hull City Council
Alfred Gelder Street