BridgeRoadWhat is it?

We have published the Draft Flood Risk Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for consultation. The SPD has been prepared to support the implementation of Core Strategy Policy CS26: Flooding and Policies within the Development Management Plan.

It will help to ensure that flood risk to and from new development is fully taken into account and that appropriate information is included in Flood Risk Assessments that accompany planning applications.

It will help to ensure that where possible development is directed to areas of lowest flood risk but where development does take place in areas at risk of flooding that:

  • it is safe;
  • does not increase flood risk elsewhere; and
  • where possible reduces risk overall.

Please Note: Close reference is made throughout the SPD to the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, which provides detailed information, including mapping, on flood risk across the Borough.

The Consultation

We consulted on the draft SPD between 12 October and 9 November 2015.

The SPD and supporting documents can be viewed below.

Next steps

Comments on the draft SPD will be analysed and, where appropriate, taken into account in the preparation of the final version of the SPD.  This will go through the Council's committee process (Cabinet and Council) to be formally adopted early in 2016.

Responses will be made public and a summary of the consultation findings will be made available on the website.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy Team on 01372 474474 or

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    12 Oct 2015 at 09:00
  • Closed
    9 Nov 2015 at 16:00