Draft Flood Risk Supplementary Planning Document

Where to find information on flood risk?

The Council has produced a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) which brings together various sources of information to provide a comprehensive overview of flood risk in Elmbridge. To find out if a site is at risk of flooding applicants can:

  • Check My Neighbourhood[1] for areas at risk of flooding from rivers
  • Check the mapping within the SFRA[2] for information on flooding from rivers or other types of flooding
  • Contact Planning Services at Elmbridge Borough Council via tplan@elmbridge.gov.uk or 01372 474474

More detailed information on the degree of flooding (such as predicted depths and likely hazard) can be obtained from the Environment Agency via enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk or 03708 506506. Applicants will need to refer to this as a Product 4 request. This information is free for householders but developers will be charged. Other detailed information is also available from the Environment Agency (see Section 2.3 of SPD for more information).

1. My Neighbourhood - http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/ [back]
2. SFRA - http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/planning/policy/sfra.htm [back]