This dataset has been produced as part of the Mapping Potential for Working with Natural Processes research project (SC150005). The project created a toolbox of mapped data and methods which enable operational staff in England to identify potential locations for Working with Natural Processes (WWNP).
Data has been produced for each intervention covered by the project. The final outputs include the following datasets:
• Floodplain Woodland Planting Potential
• Riparian Woodland Planting Potential
• Wider Catchment Woodland
• Floodplain Reconnection Potential
• Runoff Attenuation Features 3.3% AEP
• Runoff Attenuation Features 1% AEP
• Woodland Constraints
WWNP Floodplain Woodland Planting Potential is our best estimate of locations where tree planting on the floodplain may be possible, and effective to attenuate flooding. The dataset is designed to support signposting of areas of floodplain not already wooded. The dataset is based upon fluvial Flood Zone 2 of the Flood Map for Planning. A set of open access constraints data was used to erase areas which contained existing woodland, watercourses, peat, roads, rail and urban locations.
The information provided is largely based on modelled data and open constraints data, and is therefore indicative rather than specific. Locations identified may have more recent building or land use than available data indicates. It is important to note that land ownership and change to flood risk have not been considered, and it may be necessary to model the impacts of significant planting.
Further information on the Working with Natural Processes project, including a mapping user guide, can be found in the reports published here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-with-natural-processes-to-reduce-flood-risk Attribution statement: © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2015. All rights reserved.