Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Level 1 and 2
Status: SFRA Level 1 – complete, February 2009 and SFRA Level 2 - complete, July 2010
Author: SFRA Level 1 - Torridge District Council/North Devon Council and SFRA Level 2 – Hyder Consulting
The purpose of the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) is to provide up-to-date information on flood risk, taking climate change in to account, that will enable the Council to understand risk across the Torridge area, so that the requirements of Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk can be properly applied.
The results of the studies will inform the development plan process by forming an important part of the evidence base that will support the Council's Local Development Framework (LDF), the replacement for the Torridge District Local Plan. The intention is that the Assessment will inform options for the allocation of land and the control of development, which avoid flood risk to people and property; it will be an essential component in the achievement of sustainable development across the District.
Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk requires Local Authorities, as appropriate, to prepare Strategic Flood Risk Assessments as freestanding assessments that contribute to the Sustainability Appraisal of Local Development Documents. The requirements and process of preparing a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment are clearly laid out within Government practice guidance.
Torridge District Council worked in partnership with North Devon Council to achieve the SFRA Level 1. Torridge District Council has commissioned a SFRA Level 2; a partnership approach has not been applied to this part of SFRA process.
The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 is available to download
Maps to accompany the reports:
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 2 is available for download, either as one file or split into 5 parts:
The information on this page will be maintained as the preparation of the SFRA Level 2 progresses. If you would like further information on the SFRAs please feel free to with the Planning Policy Team.