Preliminary Flood Risk Assessments (PFRAs) and Flood Risk Areas in the Western Wales River Basin District.
Index to map and links to lead local flood authority Preliminary Flood Risk Assessments for Western Wales River Basin District
The Western Wales River Basin District covers an area of 16,653 square kilometres and over 1.3 million people live within it. It extends across the entire western half of Wales from the Vale of Glamorgan in the South, to Denbighshire in the North. It is predominantly rural in nature; the main centres of population are restricted to the coastal strip and the westernmost of the South Wales valleys.
Flood Risk Areas
There are two Flood Risk Areas in the Western Wales River Basin District:
- Abertawe / Swansea
- Neath / Castell-Nedd
The Rhondda, Cynon and Taf Flood Risk Area crosses into the Western Wales River Basin District, but will be reporting under the Severn River Basin District in which it predominantly sits.
Preliminary Flood Risk Assessments (PFRAs)
There are 11 lead local flood authorities in the Western Wales river basin district.
PFRA summary reports
1. Bridgend County Borough Council
2. Carmarthenshire County Council
3. Ceredigion County Council
4. Conwy County Borough Council
5. Denbighshire County Council
6. Gwynedd Council
7. Isle of Anglesey County Council
8. Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
9. Pembrokeshire County Council
10. Swansea City
11. Vale of Glamorgan Council
PFRAs have been produced by lead local flood authorities (LLFAs). As part of our duties under the Flood Risk Regulations, the Environment Agency has reviewed these reports and determined that they are compliant with the requirements of the legislation, guidance and reporting requirements. Under the Regulations the Environment Agency is responsible for publishing PFRAs. We are therefore providing a central point for publication of PFRAs to ensure we meet the requirements of the Regulations. We have encouraged LLFAs to publish their own PFRAs and where possible, have linked to their website or directly to the document on our publications catalogue.
The Environment Agency is not responsible for the content of these documents and any queries should be raised with the relevant LLFA.