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North West Yorkshire Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

The North West Yorkshire SFRA has been prepared by consultants JBA Consulting in consultation with the Environment Agency and other key stakeholders. The North West Yorkshire SFRA covers the Districts of Harrogate, Craven and Richmondshire.

Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk requires an assessment of flood risk to be carried out at all levels of the planning process in order to assess the risks of all forms of flooding to and from development taking climate change into account. The SFRA provides a useful source of information and evidence for a variety of stakeholders as part of the planning application process and when making decisions regarding the allocation of sites. The information within the SFRA should be used when putting together Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs) as part of planning applications.

This SFRA replaces the 2006 version which was prepared under previous national guidance. Volume I provides guidance for users of the SFRA including, spatial planners, development control, individual developers, and emergency planners. Volume II provides the technical information and methods used in the assessment of flood risk for North West Yorkshire. The report looks at the assessment of all sources of flooding including fluvial, surface water, sewers, groundwater and reservoirs and other artificial sources. The SFRA is accompanied by a suite of maps setting out the following information:

  • PPS25 Flood Zones
  • 1 in 100 Year Flood Depths
  • 1 in 100 Years Flood Hazards
  • Climate Change Sensitivity
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Refined Surface Water Flooding
  • Historical Flooding

You can access the reports and maps from the menu boxes below.