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 2 – Key Watercourses (4,910K)
View Figure 4 – LiDAR Coverage (5,480K)
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 Appendices 2-7 (2.32MB)
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)
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 )
Worcestershire County Council have produce a series of technical research papers looking at specific planning issues.