Evidence Base - Water Management and Climate Change
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) (August 2018)
The Council commissioned JBA Consulting to produce in 2018 a SFRA in support of the development of the Local Plan Pre-Submission stage. This SFRA document replaces the Level 1 & Level 2 SFRAs published by the Council in 2008 & 2010 respectively. The first submission of ths Level 1 and 2 SFRA was in February 2017. JBA Consulting were subsequently commissioned in 2018 to update the Level 2 SFRA with additional sites.
Flood Risk Sequential Test
A Flood Risk Sequential Test assessment of the proposed development sites has been produced for the Local Plan Pre-Submission document in October 2018.
Water Cycle Study
The Council commissioned JBA Consulting to produce in 2017 an updated Water Cycle Study in support of the development of the Local Plan Review. This considers potential issues relating to water supply, water resources, wastewater infrastructure, water quality and associated environmental issues. Since then further sites have been identified as part of the Local plan consultation process, and there have been a number of changes in legislation, for example the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework in July 2018. Therefore a Water Cycle Study Addendum report has been produced in October 2018.
Wyre Forest Water Cycle Study (May 2017) (29,885K)
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) (February 2017)
The Council commissioned JBA Consulting to produce in 2017 a SFRA in support of the development of the Local Plan Review Preferred Options stage.
SFRA Main Document:
SFRA Appendices - Mapping Index (1,434K)
Appendix B Wyre Forest Watercourses (1,474K)
Appendix C Flood zones (31,691K)
Appendix D Climate Change (32,041K)
Appendix E Surface Water (35,112K)
Appendix F Groundwater (30,991K)
Evidence predating preparation of the Local Plan Review
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 2 – Key Watercourses (4,910K)
View Figure 4 – LiDAR Coverage (5,480K)
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 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.