Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Level 1 SFRA – August 2022

This document features updates following comments from the Environment Agency during the Preferred Options Consultation in 2021.

The purpose of this SFRA is to collate and present the most up to date flood risk information from all sources for use by SDC to inform the preparation of Local Plans and prudent decision-making by Development Management Officers on a day-to-day basis.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 (August 2022)

Level 2 SFRA – August 2022

This document features updates following comments from the Environment Agency during the Preferred Options Consultation in 2021.

Where land outside Flood Zone 2 and 3 cannot appropriately accommodate all development, the NPPF’s Exception Test must be applied. The scope of the Level 2 SFRA is to inform the exceptions test by considering the flood risk from all sources, as well as the detailed nature of the flood characteristics and mechanisms within a flood zone including:

  • flood probability;
  • flood depth;
  • flood velocity;
  • rate of onset of flooding; and
  • duration of flood.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 2 (August 2022)

 

Please the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Archive Page for reports from previous years.