Please see the below email which has been sent to people who flooded in February 2020 and that have expressed an interest in the Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Recovery Support Scheme 2020
As your property has been approved eligible through completing the Expression of Interest form, we are getting in touch to remind you that the deadline for submission of applications to the Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Recovery Support Scheme 2020 is 31 December 2021. As you know, this scheme enables property owners to apply for up to £5,000 to carry out a survey of their property, identifying the required PFR measures, and to purchase the recommended measures. Any additional budget requirements will be at the expense of the property owner.
The council understands that you, like others, may not have progressed beyond the Expression of Interest stage because of the need to undertake a PFR survey and pay up front. The council has taken steps to streamline the process and can organise a PFR survey to be carried out on your behalf by simply emailing us at PFR@herefordshire.gov.uk and you will be contacted directly by our appointed independent surveyor (JBA Consulting) to organise one.
Upon completion of the PFR survey, you will receive a copy of the report which will recommend a set of PFR measures best suited to your property. You will need to obtain quotes from at least three contractors – these quotes need to include the core measures detailed in the survey. Please note that the PFR survey cost of £400 will be paid for by Herefordshire Council and then claimed back from Defra (and deducted from the £5,000 eligible grant thereby leaving you with £4,600 to undertake specific works). For more information about the scheme please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/PFR.
If you no longer wish to participate in this scheme or if you have already had a PFR survey carried out and are progressing to application, please can you email us at PFR@herefordshire.gov.uk so that we can update our records?