Current polices and sections that relate to surface water drainage.


The current polices and sections that relate to surface water drainage are:

Local Development Framework - Core strategy

Core Strategy Policy

CS11 - Climate Change

Development must reflect the need to plan for climate change through addressing its causes and the potential impacts. Development must progress the:

  • management of the impacts of climate change through the design and location of development, including sustainable drainage, water efficiency measures and ensuring no net loss of flood storage capacity.

Local Development Framework - Development Policies Development Plan Document

DP4: Sustainable Construction

3.41     The district faces a growing risk of flooding from rivers and the sea due to the effects of climate change, such as increased river flow and sea level rise. PPS25 Flood Risk provides the national policy framework for development and flood risk, and requires that flood risk is taken into account at all stages of the planning process. It aims to direct development away from areas at greatest risk and sets out a sequential risk based approach to determining the suitability of land for development. All proposals will accord with PPS25. (Replaced by PPG - Flood risk and costal change)

3.42     A Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) has been completed for the district. This illustrates areas of flood risk and will be shown on the Proposals Map for information. A SFRA is a live document that will be continually updated. Therefore applicants will need to refer to the latest version of the document and must ensure mitigation measures are part of any proposal where there is a risk of flooding. The protection of water resources and the promotion of sustainable water management practices is vital. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) are appropriate in practically all developments and will reduce the risks of flooding and pollution.