Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
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.
A Level 1 SFRA has been carried out for the Council by Jacobs in June 2008 and it has been used as important background evidence document for the Council's Local Development Framework, and in particular for the Core Strategy.
In August 2010, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has completed the update to the 2008 SFRA. The Level 1 Update of the SFRA is a report which includes a series of maps that define areas of flooding in the borough according to various levels of risk and from the River Thames, its tributaries and other sources. The Level 1 SFRA Update supersedes the previous June 2008 SFRA.
This SFRA will be used to inform land allocations, to facilitate the application of the Sequential Test and in particular, advise Development Management, Emergency Planners and developers on flood risk matters.
SFRA maps and figures
The following maps and figures are available as part of the SFRA:
- SFRA Overview Map
- Figure 01 Barnes
- Figure 02 East Sheen and Mortlake
- Figure 03 Kew and North Sheen
- Figure 04 Richmond Town
- Figure 05 Twickenham, Eel Pie Island and St Margarets
- Figure 06 Strawberry Hill and Teddington Lock
- Figure 07 Teddington South, Trowlock Island and Hampton Wick
- Figure 08 Hampton Court Park
- Figure 09 Hampton, Taggs Island and Platt's Eyots
- Figure 10 Twickenham and Whitton
- Figure 11 Richmond Park
- Figure A Topography
- Figure B Geology
- Figure C-1 Flood Hazard - River Thames (Kew to Barnes)
- Figure C-2 Flood Hazard - Beverley Brook
- Figure D Areas Benefitting from Defences and Groundwater Flooding Incidents
- Figure E Impacts of Climate Change on Zone 3a
- Figure F Flood Evacuation
- Figure G Areas susceptible to surface water flooding
Please note: Due to their considerable size, it might take some time to download the maps depending on your internet connection. If you experience any problem downloading any of the documents, please contact the Local Development Framework Team.
Contact the Local Development Framework Team
If you would like more information, please contact Local Development Framework Team.
Telephone: 0208 891 7117