- 17th December 2020
- Posted by: Miranda Pont
- Category: Blog
We have been continuing our support to North Yorkshire County Council with the uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures in the communities of Malton, Old Malton and Norton.
Many properties in the area were flooded internally in 1999 and 2000. From 2004, a flood defence scheme was installed along the River Derwent providing between a 2% to 0.5% AEP (Annual Exceedance Probability) level of protection. This was achieved through the efforts of local residents, councillors, North Yorkshire County Council and the Environment Agency.
As a result of additional sources of flood risk in the area from ground water and inter-linking issues with surface water systems, North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) have been working to increase the awareness and uptake of available Property Flood Resilience measures for properties that would benefit from additional protection measures.
NYCC have identified approximately 150 properties in the Malton, Old Malton and Norton areas that are eligible for the PFR Scheme. Our JBA resilience teams have been in the area in recent weeks, engaging with homeowners and surveying their properties in order to recommend appropriate and property-specific resilience measures such as airbrick covers, floor barriers, flood doors, window barriers, non-return values, that can be installed in the New Year. Our teams have been enjoying meeting residents and helping the people of Malton, Old Malton and Norton to be flood ready.
Want to know more?
Property Flood Resilience (PFR) provides property owners and professional partners with practical and cost effective steps to help lower flood risk, through the use of affordable bespoke products. You can find more information about Property Flood Resilience on our webpage.
Email Mark Tywang for more information about our work to support North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) with the uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures in the communities of Malton, Old Malton and Norton.