Property Flood Resilience - Commercial Awareness Questionnaire

The South West Property Flood Resilience Pathfinder has been set up to increase Property Flood Resilience (PFR) awareness across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Pathfinder aims to enhance the future uptake of PFR as a key part of flood risk management in the South West. A key element of the Pathfinder is to increase the awareness of PFR for businesses at flood risk and provide additional guidance and resources.

This questionnaire has been designed understand how commercial properties perceive flood risk and the role of Property Flood Resilience. 

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill in this questionnaire which will feed directly into the Pathfinder. If you have any specific comments or queries regarding PFR or the Pathfinder, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Project Officer Molly Flynn Molly.Flynn@cornwallrcc.org.uk
Traditionally, engineered flood defence schemes are used to reduce the flood risk to homes, businesses and communities. For a range of reasons, These large scale, disruptive and often costly schemes are not always the most suitable option for flood risk management. However, there are other effective ways to manage flood risk and increase the resilience individual buildings.

Property Flood Resilience (PFR), previously referred to as Property Level Protection (PLP), is an important element of flood risk management. PFR includes measures that are fitted to or around a building that reduce the flood risk to people and property. The installation of these measures enable households and businesses to reduce the damage caused by floods, speeding up recovery and reoccupation.

PFR is split into two categories:

Resistance Measures: 
Measures that can be fitted to the outside of a property, forming a physical barrier between the flood water and the building. These measures aim to reduce the amount of water entering the building, thereby reducing the damage caused internally.

Resilience Measures: 
Measures and finishes to adapt the internal property fabric that aim to limit the damage caused if water does enter a building. These measures allow the clean-up and repair process to occur rapidly, enhancing recoverability. 


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* 1. Questionnaire Participant Information

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018), Cornwall Community Flood Forum, Devon Community Resilience Forum and JBA Consulting does not share any personal data with third parties, and any personal data collected is purely for the purposes of enabling future contact specifically related to the PFR Pathfinder. All personal data will be destroyed at the end of the project.

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* 2. Have you previously heard of Property Flood Resilience?

Previously known as Property Level Protection (PLP)

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* 3. Do you know if your business is at flood risk or if it has flooded in the past?

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* 4. How would you describe your knowledge of the range of ways to protect your business from flooding?

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* 5. Property Flood Resilience (PFR) includes measures to protect a property from flooding.

Have you installed any PFR measures or do you know of any businesses that have installed measures?

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* 6. If you or any nearby business has installed PFR, have these measures been successful in mitigating flooding?

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* 7. If you or any nearby business has installed PFR, has this made any difference to the availability or cost of flood insurance?

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* 8. Do you think that the future installation of PFR measures could be beneficial to your business or other businesses in your local area?

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* 9. Does your business insurance cover flooding?

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* 10. Have you had difficulties obtaining insurance against flooding in the past?

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* 11. Have you looked for information and guidance on Property Flood Resilience previously?

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* 12. Would you like your business to benefit from the FREE workshops and guidance materials on Property Flood Resilience?

This project, funded by Defra, will be running  workshops focusing on flood risk management and PFR for businesses.

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* 13. Please select what information would you like your business to benefit from?

Please feel free to select more than one

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* 14. In what format would you like to see information provided to your business?

Please feel free to select more than one option.

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* 15. Although these workshops are free at this stage, do you think these would be a worthwhile expense for your business if they were not free? 

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill in this questionnaire which will feed directly into the Pathfinder. If you have any specific comments or queries regarding PFR or the Pathfinder, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Project Officer Molly Flynn Molly.Flynn@cornwallrcc.org.uk
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