Flood risk and development planning guidance

Flood Risk and Development Planning Guidance

The city council has prepared planning guidance to ensure that new development built in areas at risk of flooding in Salford is adequately protected from flooding and that the risk of flooding elsewhere is not increased as a result of new development.

The planning guidance sets out the guidelines which the council will use as a material consideration in determining applications for planning permission and other matters where development has an impact on flood risk.

The planning guidance supplements policy EN19: flood risk and surface water of the City of Salford unitary development plan (UDP) and translates the principles and key findings of the 2005 strategic flood risk assessment (SFRA) into a set of planning requirements to guide new development in areas at risk of flooding. The 2005 SFRA has now been superseded by the Manchester, Salford and Trafford Level 2 Hybrid SFRA 2010.

The flood risk and development planning guidance was adopted by Salford City Council on 1 July 2008 following a period of public consultation. The adopted planning guidance and its associated supporting documents can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

If you would like to purchase a printed copy of the flood risk and development planning guidance please contact us using the link below. A charge will be made to reflect the cost of printing the document, together with postage and packing.

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This page was last updated on 6 April 2016

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