Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25): Development & Flood Risk requires local planning authorities to appraise the risk of flooding in their areas by undertaking a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA). The aim is to avoid inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding, and to direct development away from areas at highest risk.
Eastbourne Borough Council and Wealden District Council commissioned Scott Wilson to carry out the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment. This will provide an evidence base for the LDF and inform the preparation of the Core Strategy.
Strategic Flood Risk Assessments are carried out in two parts:
Level 1 – Inception Report and Scope of Works – a desk-based study using existing information to identify high and medium flood risk areas.
Level 2 – Breach and Overtopping Analysis – a study considering the detailed nature of the flood hazard, taking into account flood risk management issues.
Level 1 documentation is available to download below. Level 2 documentation is available to download on the supporting webpage 'SFRA Level 2'