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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 31/10/2006
DRAFT FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT FOR THE WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL CORE STRATEGY
OCTOBER 2006



ANNEXE 1
DRAFT FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT FOR THE WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL CORE STRATEGY
OCTOBER 2006

Introduction

This Strategic Flood Risk Assessment has been prepared on the basis that it would be a broad-brush approach. It is a strategic assessment in the sense that it provides a general picture of the situation regarding flooding in the Borough. It does not deal with details of particular flood areas, nor does it include proposals for remedial work

Draft “Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk” (2005 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (PPS25), published in December 2005 requires that Local Authorities carry out a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) in relation to development planning in their area, as set out in the Core Strategy of the Local Development Framework and that the development is assessed against the sequential test.

This stipulation was issued after the Borough Council had approved its Local Development Framework Core Strategy document in December 2005. Therefore, the SFRA is has been completed after submission of the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State, and will be presented at the Examination.

The level of the appraisal

The guidance in PPS25 states that the SFRA “should be proportionate to the risk and appropriate to the scale nature and location of the development.” (Para E3). It should be fit for purpose.