Get flood risk information for planning in England

For general flood information, including local flood warnings you can check for flooding.

You can now use this service to request flood risk assessment data for planning (also known as a product 4).

Use this service for locations in England to:

  • find out if you need a flood risk assessment as part of a planning application (sometimes known as planning permission)
  • download a printable flood map for planning (PDF) showing your flood zone (also known as a product 1)
  • request flood risk assessment data (also known as a product 4)

Get flood risk information for Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

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Before you start

For the location you want to know about you will need one of the following:

  • postcode
  • place
  • national grid reference (NGR)
  • easting and northing coordinates

Find out more about flood risk assessments for planning permission.

You’ll usually need a flood risk consultant to carry out a flood risk assessment. If it’s for a simple, low risk development like a house extension you may be able to do it yourself.

If you’re unsure contact the Environment Agency.

Other ways to get this information

For help getting flood risk information, contact the Environment Agency.

Environment Agency
Telephone: 03708 506 506
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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