Strategic Flood Risk Assessments (SFRA)

SFRAs are an assessment of the risk of flooding on a county or local area level and are prepared as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment which Local Authorities are required to carry out during the framing of Development Plans.  Their purpose is to ascertain the risk of flooding in the subject area and to allow the Local Authority to be fully informed of flood risk while making strategic land-use decisions.  SFRAs are carried out in accordance with the document “The Planning System and Flood Risk Management” as published by the Office of Public Works.


Kilgallen & Partners have completed Strategic Flood Risk Assessments for the following development plans:

  • Kildare County Development Plan 2011-2017 (Kildare County Council);
  • Naas Development Plan 2011-2017 (Naas Urban Council);
  • Athy Development Plan 2011-2017 (Athy Urban Council);
  • Variation to Kildare County Development Plan 2011 – 2017 in accordance with Core Strategy.