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Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level One - Final Report (January 2008)

In August 2007 consultants Royal Haskoning were appointed to undertake a Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment for the District. The scope for the study followed guidance as set out in Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk and Development and Flood Risk a Practice Guide Companion to PPS25. The final report and associated appendices can be viewed below.

View the SFRA Level 1 – Final Report (1,657K)

Appendix A (Due to the large file size of Appendix A, the figures have been split up accordingly below)

View Figure 1 – Wyre Forest District Boundary (4,944K)

View Figure 2 – Key Watercourses (4,910K)

View Figure 3 – Locations of all forms of historic flooding (5,054K)

View Figure 4 – LiDAR Coverage (5,480K)

View Figure 5 – Existing Model Extents (4,921K)

View Figure 6 – Flood zones and Potential Development Sites (3,583K)

View Figure 7 – Flood Risk Management Measures (4,754K)

View Appendix B – Historic Flooding Tables (263K)

View Appendix C – Hydraulic Models (96K)

View Appendix D – Data Register (100K)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level Two (February 2010)

Following recommendations in the Level One Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA ) a more detailed Level 2 SFRA has been produced. This study has considered in more detail a number of issues including overtopping and breaching of flood defences in Kidderminster and Bewdley as well as providing information on appropriate Sustainable Drainage techniques for the District and giving guidance on appropriate policies to deal with flood risk.  The final report and appendices are available to view below.  Due to the large file sizes the document has been split into a number of component parts.  (Please note that the numbering associated with the figures follows the reference within the main document and so are not necessarily sequential).

View the SFRA Level 2 (4.56MB)

View Appendix 1, Figures 1-3 Potential Development Sites (3.11MB)

View Appendix 1, Figures 4a-4d - Kidderminster Dam Overtopping (4.02MB)

View Appendix 1, Figures 5-6e - Breach Locations and Breach (100yr event) (4.10MB)

View Appendix 1, Figures 7a-7e - Kidderminster Breach (100yr with climate change event) (4.30MB)

View Appendix 1, Figures 8a-8e - Kidderminster Breach (1000yr event) (5.23MB)

View Appendix 1, Figures 9-11 - Kidderminster (other maps) (4.48MB)

View Appendix 1, Figures 23-24 - Stourport Maps (2.25MB)

View Appendix 1, Figures 25-29 - Bewdley Maps (3.80MB)

View Appendices 2-7 (2.32MB)

Water Cycle Strategy (March 2010)

In addition to the Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, a Water Cycle Strategy has also been undertaken for the District. This study has interrogated all aspects of the water cycle within the District, considering; water supply and water resources; water supply networks; waste water treatment; environmental considerations; non-residential water use and planning considerations.  The final document and associated appendices can be viewed below. (Please note that the numbering associated with the figures follows the reference within the main document and so are not necessarily sequential).

View the Water Cycle Strategy (5.50MB)

View Appendix A, Figures 1,2,7,8,9 (7.28MB)

View Appendix A, Figures 11,16,17,18 (7.37MB)

View Appendix A, Figures 19, 20, 21 (3.64MB)

View Appendix A, Figures 22, 24 (6.29MB)

View Appendices B-F (244KB)

Flood Risk Sequential Testing (September 2012)

A sequential testing exercise has been undertaken to inform the allocation of sites within the Site Allocations and Policies DPD and Kidderminster Central Area Action Plan DPD.  View the Flood Risk Sequential Testing (8.34MB )

Technical Research Papers

Worcestershire County Council have produce a series of technical research papers looking at specific planning issues.

View Planning for Climate Change in Worcestershire, Technical Research Paper (May 2008) (2,755K)

View Planning for Water in Worcestershire, Technical Research Paper (December 2008) (1,162K)



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