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Strategic flood risk

The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) is supporting evidence to the Local Development Framework. It has been carried out to:

  •  Collate information on all known sources of flooding, including river, surface water (local drainage), sewers and groundwater, that may affect existing and/or future development within the district; 
  •   Delineate areas that have a ‘low’, ‘medium’ or ‘high’ probability of flooding within the district, defined in accordance with Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25), and to map these; 
  •   Inform the development of Council policy on managing flood risk and the allocation of land for future development; 
  •  Recommend that within flood affected areas, appropriate land uses (in accordance with the PPS25 Sequential Test) that will not unduly place people or property at risk of flooding; 
  • Recommend, where flood risk has been identified as a potential constraint to future development, possible flood mitigation solutions that may be integrated into the design (by the developer) to minimise the risk to property and life should a flood occur (in accordance with the PPS25 Exception Test).

Ordnance Survey mapping
The Ordnance Survey mapping included within the document is provided by Leeds City Council under licence from the Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil its public function to act as a planning authority. Persons viewing this mapping should contact Ordnance Survey copyright for advice where they wish to licence Ordnance Survey mapping/map data for their own use. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.