Strategic Flood Risk Consultation

Westminster City Council is seeking feedback on its draft Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) 2019. The UK was subject to significant flooding in 2007 and consequently, the government introduced legislation to ensure better flood risk management nationally. The Flood and Water Management Act (2010) designates Westminster City Council (WCC) as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), with a range of risk management duties to assess, minimise, mitigate, manage and monitor flood risk. Part of this is to set out a clear strategy for managing this risk. The SFRA management strategy and action plan proposes how to deals with these duties as it:

  • Assesses the impact that development and changes to land use may have on flood risk in the city,
  • Defines approaches to avoid, reduce mitigate and manage flood risk,
  • Informs and supports the City Plan 2019 - 2040 and Westminster’s other environmental and sustainability policies and strategies,
  • Supports the council’s business continuity and resilience function in relation to emergency planning capabilities, and
  • Identifies the level of detail required for Site Specific Flood Risk Assessments that are provided with planning applications.

In Westminster, local flood risk is predominantly from surface water sources as there are no ordinary watercourses and the risk of flooding from groundwater is considered to be very low. Surface water flooding in Westminster is closely linked to the capacity of the drainage infrastructure

Westminster’s draft SFRA is published for public consultation until July 31st 2019 and we would like to hear from you.


Please provide your comments and feedback on the Draft SFRA online

or

by email to planningpolicy@westminster.gov.uk with Draft SFRA in the subject box.


Westminster City Council is seeking feedback on its draft Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) 2019. The UK was subject to significant flooding in 2007 and consequently, the government introduced legislation to ensure better flood risk management nationally. The Flood and Water Management Act (2010) designates Westminster City Council (WCC) as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), with a range of risk management duties to assess, minimise, mitigate, manage and monitor flood risk. Part of this is to set out a clear strategy for managing this risk. The SFRA management strategy and action plan proposes how to deals with these duties as it:

  • Assesses the impact that development and changes to land use may have on flood risk in the city,
  • Defines approaches to avoid, reduce mitigate and manage flood risk,
  • Informs and supports the City Plan 2019 - 2040 and Westminster’s other environmental and sustainability policies and strategies,
  • Supports the council’s business continuity and resilience function in relation to emergency planning capabilities, and
  • Identifies the level of detail required for Site Specific Flood Risk Assessments that are provided with planning applications.

In Westminster, local flood risk is predominantly from surface water sources as there are no ordinary watercourses and the risk of flooding from groundwater is considered to be very low. Surface water flooding in Westminster is closely linked to the capacity of the drainage infrastructure

Westminster’s draft SFRA is published for public consultation until July 31st 2019 and we would like to hear from you.


Please provide your comments and feedback on the Draft SFRA online

or

by email to planningpolicy@westminster.gov.uk with Draft SFRA in the subject box.