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Charnwood Local Plan Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

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We 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 plan, and so as to avoid the risk to people and property.

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 the location of development to inform our selection of sites and  steer new development to areas with the lowest risk of flooding. 
  2. Level 2 SFRA completed in January 2021 which looked in more detail at sites where flood risk may be an issue and set out recommendations where appropriate for the application of the exception test for development which would provide wider sustainability benefits to the community that outweigh the flood risk the development and where flood risk can be sustainably managed.

1. Charnwood Borough Council Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (2018)

The Charnwood Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2018 is available to view here:

The main document is also supported by a number of maps which can be viewed in the Appendices below:

Appendix A: GEO PDF Flood Risk Mapping

The interactive maps will only function fully with Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you are unable to turn on the map layers and wish to do so, please contact us for assistance on 01509 634929 (telephone) or by email at

Alternatively, there are PDF versions available to download below under the section ‘Flood Zone Maps’ which show the flood zones for each grid.

Index Grid: A1 (PDF Document, 2.46 Mb)

Index Grid: A2 (PDF Document, 2.78 Mb)

Index Grid: A3 (PDF Document, 2.1 Mb)

Index Grid: A4 (PDF Document, 2.38 Mb)

Index Grid: A5 (PDF Document, 2.57 Mb)

Index Grid: B1 (PDF Document, 3.26 Mb)

Index Grid: B2 (PDF Document, 4.78 Mb)

Index Grid: B3 (PDF Document, 3.04 Mb)

Index Grid: B4 (PDF Document, 2.14 Mb)

Index Grid: B5 (PDF Document, 3.07 Mb)

Index Grid: C1 (PDF Document, 2.66 Mb)

Index Grid: C2 (PDF Document, 2.65 Mb)

Index Grid: C3 (PDF Document, 3.69 Mb)

Index Grid: C4 (PDF Document, 3.98 Mb)

Index Grid: C5 (PDF Document, 3.24 Mb)

Index Grid: D1 (PDF Document, 2.94 Mb)

Index Grid: D2 (PDF Document, 3.07 Mb)

Index Grid: D3 (PDF Document, 3.97 Mb)

Index Grid: D4 (PDF Document, 4.77 Mb)

Index Grid: D5 (PDF Document, 2.43 Mb)

Index Grid: D6 (PDF Document, 2.75 Mb)

Flood Zone Maps

Index Grid - A1 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 1.97 Mb)

Index Grid - A2 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.02 Mb)

Index Grid - A3 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 1.75 Mb)

Index Grid - A4 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 1.91 Mb)

Index Grid - A5 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.51 Mb)

Index Grid - B1 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.97 Mb)

Index Grid - B2 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 4.96 Mb)

Index Grid - B3 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.85 Mb)

Index Grid - B4 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.29 Mb)

Index Grid - B5 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.4 Mb)

Index Grid - C1 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 3.02 Mb)

Index Grid - C2 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 3.14 Mb)

Index Grid - C3 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 3.34 Mb)

Index Grid - C4 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 3.13 Mb)

Index Grid - C5 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.37 Mb)

Index Grid - D1 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 3.21 Mb)

Index Grid - D2 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 3.38 Mb)

Index Grid - D3 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 3.92 Mb)

Index Grid - D4 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 3.49 Mb)

Index Grid - D5 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.23 Mb)

Index Grid - D6 Flood Zone (PDF Document, 2.49 Mb)

Appendix B: Site Screening Table

This SFRA will be used in decision-making and to inform decisions on the location of future development and the preparation of sustainable policies for the long-term management of flood risk.

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Last updated: Wed 7th April, 2021 @ 16:25