In accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework the Borough Council commissioned a flood risk assessment to inform the preparation of the Charnwood Local Plan so as to ensure that the risk of flooding from all sources was taken into account in the preparation of the local plan, and so as to avoid the risk to people and property.

The selection of sites for assessment in the SFRA was derived from the sites submitted for consideration by developers in the strategic housing land availability assessment. The consideration of a site in the SFRA does not guarantee it will be allocated for development or receive favourable consideration if an application for planning permission is submitted.

The flood risk assessment was undertaken in two parts:

  1. Level 1 SFRA completed in December 2018 which undertook a sequential, risk-based approach to assessing flood risk
  2. Level 2 SFRA completed in January 2021 which looked in more detail at 23 sites where fluvial or surface water flood risk

Last updated: Thu 27th May, 2021 @ 14:49