The document below details our technical requirements for flood risk and surface water drainage developers must comply with for new planning applications.

The objective is to ensure all developments have considered flood risk and for developers to provide evidence of measures implemented to reduce overall flood risk of the proposed site and any existing development.

The Council adopts a precautionary approach to flood risk from all sources and operates a presumption against development which would have a significant probability of being affected by flooding or would increase the probability of flooding.

To help expedite this part of the planning application process, the checklist located in Appendix A should be completed and submitted with the application to show compliance with the guidance set out within this document.

Planning application advice on flood risk and surface water drainage