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Floods: Housing

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of homes at risk of (a) coastal flooding and (b) inland flooding, broken down by region. (226463)

The latest national flood risk assessment (NaFRA) was carried out during 2006. The NaFRA data were published in March 2007.

A brief summary of appendix L of the NaFRA 2006 report follows and indicates the number or properties (both homes and businesses) at risk from tidal and fluvial flooding.

Environment Agency water management region

Number of properties at risk from tidal flooding

Number of properties at risk from fluvial flooding

Number of properties at risk from both tidal and fluvial

Anglian

183,652

119,034

14,936

Midlands

25,358

196,002

1,092

North-east

138,385

146,704

10,824

North-west

65,614

47,742

3,220

South-west

72,999

89,612

6,394

Southern

124,769

133,797

11,095

Thames

418,295

281,327

36,611