Current Flood Risk Guidance Note for the Planning Application Process
Whilst not a formal supplementary planning document, the council has prepared a guidance note on how planning officers will use the council's Strategic Flood Risk Assessment in applying the national and local flood risk policy in determining planning applications in the East Riding. The guidance note can be viewed on the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment page.
In addition, the council has also prepared a planning note and standing advice on how sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) should be taken account of in new developments. The note provides guidance on how the Government's standards for SuDS and surface water drainage will apply in the East Riding. The note can be accessed on our design of surface water drainage systems page.
Draft Flood Risk Sequential and Exception Test SPD Consultation
A Draft Flood Risk Sequential and Exception Test SPD has been prepared and is published for public consultation from Monday 18 January 2021 to Friday 5 March 2021. The Draft SPD provides a step-by-step guide for applicants, planning officers and developers on how to apply local and national planning policy using, amongst other evidence, the council’s Strategic Flood Risk Assessment . Once adopted the SPD will be a material consideration in determining planning applications in areas of flood risk and will replace the Flood Risk Note for the Planning Application Process. For a brief summary of the Draft Flood Risk Sequential and Exception Test SPD view this short story map.
The Draft SPD, response form and supporting consultation documents are available to view below:
Draft Flood Risk Sequential and Exception Test Supplementary Planning Document (pdf 6.4mb)
Draft Flood Risk Sequential and Exception Test SPD - Draft SEA and HRA Screening Report (pdf 600kb)
Consultation Response Form (pdf 34kb)
Consultation Statement (pdf 177kb)
Responses can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Forward Planning, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA. The council will consider all responses received before finalising the SPD. All responses will be made publicly available to view on the council’s website.
If you would like to help advertise the consultation, a poster is available for you to print and display:
Black & White Consultation Poster (pdf 195kb)
Colour Consultation Poster (pdf 266kb)