We know that the risk of flooding is likely to increase due to a changing climate and the effects of increased urban development. Estimates suggest the number of people at high risk from flooding could rise from 1.5m to 3.5m by 2080. Currently around 400,000 homes and 75,000 businesses in England are located in areas where there is a significant annual chance of river or coastal flooding. Further properties are at risk from surface water or sewer flooding. many of these buildings will be of historic importance.
This guidance is designed to assist those who live in,own or manage historic buildings that together with their historic fixtures and fittings are threatened by periodic flooding.
Advice is provided on preventative measures to minimise flood damage as well as on the inspection, conservation and repair of historic buildings after flooding.
Sources of further information and advice are listed at the end of the guidance.
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