Flooding accounts for an estimated 40% of all natural disasters with many varied social, economic and environmental consequences - including damage to homes, businesses, crops, and infrastructure, together with health risks.
The Council is therefore required to ensure that flood risk is taken into account at all stages of the planning process to avoid inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding, and to direct development away from areas at risk of flooding.
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment assesses the nature and extent of all types of flooding in the Borough and the implications this may have for land use planning. Level 2 of the Assessment provides a more detailed review of flood risk for 6 watercourses in the Borough, with refined Flood Zone information for these watercourses and an emphasis on mapped visual representations of data collected.
- Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment September 2007
- Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment December 2008
Sustainable Drainage Systems for Local Development Framework
This report provides an overview of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and advises on the most appropriate techniques applicable to future developments in Telford & Wrekin.