Property Flood Resilience Scheme

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Want support to protect your property from flooding? We need your help!

Flooding is a significant risk to many communities in Cornwall. In some areas, we can reduce this risk through engineering schemes, such as sea walls or rock armour. However, in many communities these types of protection are not economically or technically feasible.

Property Flood Resilience, or PFR, can be an alternative in these situations. PFR protects individual properties rather than whole communities. PFR can include flood gates, flood doors, portable pumps and more. Examples of PFR measures can be found on the BeFloodReady website here.

Our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy commits to supporting and promoting PFR. This is part of our aim for resilient communities. Cornwall Council has in the past offered grants for PFR, most recently for around 30 properties in 2020 – 2022. With these grants, we helped people to:

  • Carry out a risk assessment to determine how and why your property is at risk of flooding
  • Conduct a survey to determine which PFR measures would work in your situation
  • Provide a certified contractor to supply and fit the measures to the National Code of Practice standards.

The Council hopes to provide a new PFR scheme for more properties over the next three years. To secure funding we need to show demand for the scheme in Cornwall. If you would be interested in having PFR measures installed on your property, please complete the form below. We will use the responses as evidence of demand for PFR in Cornwall. Completing the form does not commit you to participating in the scheme.

Completing the form also does not guarantee your property a place on the scheme, or that your property is suitable for PFR, but it does mean we will investigate the possibility. If we are successful in securing the funding, we will be in touch to progress your participation on the scheme.



An example of a flood barrier installed on a property


Want support to protect your property from flooding? We need your help!

Flooding is a significant risk to many communities in Cornwall. In some areas, we can reduce this risk through engineering schemes, such as sea walls or rock armour. However, in many communities these types of protection are not economically or technically feasible.

Property Flood Resilience, or PFR, can be an alternative in these situations. PFR protects individual properties rather than whole communities. PFR can include flood gates, flood doors, portable pumps and more. Examples of PFR measures can be found on the BeFloodReady website here.

Our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy commits to supporting and promoting PFR. This is part of our aim for resilient communities. Cornwall Council has in the past offered grants for PFR, most recently for around 30 properties in 2020 – 2022. With these grants, we helped people to:

  • Carry out a risk assessment to determine how and why your property is at risk of flooding
  • Conduct a survey to determine which PFR measures would work in your situation
  • Provide a certified contractor to supply and fit the measures to the National Code of Practice standards.

The Council hopes to provide a new PFR scheme for more properties over the next three years. To secure funding we need to show demand for the scheme in Cornwall. If you would be interested in having PFR measures installed on your property, please complete the form below. We will use the responses as evidence of demand for PFR in Cornwall. Completing the form does not commit you to participating in the scheme.

Completing the form also does not guarantee your property a place on the scheme, or that your property is suitable for PFR, but it does mean we will investigate the possibility. If we are successful in securing the funding, we will be in touch to progress your participation on the scheme.



An example of a flood barrier installed on a property


  • Please complete our questionnaire to register your interest in Property Flood Resilience.

    Completing this questionnaire is not a guarantee that your property will be selected to participate in the scheme. We will use it to demonstrate demand for the scheme in Cornwall to help secure funding from the Environment Agency. If we are successful in securing this funding then we will be in touch to progress your participation on the scheme. Completing this questionnaire also does not commit you to participating in the scheme if you change your mind.

    If you have any questions, please contact floodrisk@cornwall.gov.uk 

    Privacy notice

    We will use the information you provide to demonstrate demand for a new property flood resilience scheme to the Environment Agency. 

    Cornwall Council is data controller for the information provided, Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294. This information will be used in conjunction with the Cornwall Property Flood Resilience Scheme to demonstrate demand for Property Flood Resilience in Cornwall. If funding is secured, the information will be used to assess whether your property is at flood risk and information will be shared with project partners to progress the scheme. Your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and will not be processed outside of the EEA. 

    The information that you provide will be held for the duration of the project life cycle but may be required to be held for up to 10 years for funding/auditing purposes.

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