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SFRA level 1

The aim of the SFRA Level 1 is to map all forms of flood risk and use this as an evidence base to locate new development primarily in low flood risk areas (Zone 1).  Areas of 'low' (Zone 1), 'medium' (Zone 2) and 'high' (Zone 3) risk are mapped using data from a variety of sources, including the Environment Agency (Midlands and Thames regions), Gloucestershire Highways, Severn Trent, British Waterways and the district councils.

 

Further information and links to SFRA Level 1 reports and maps are provided individually by Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council.

If you have any questions please contact the JCS team.


SFRA level 2

A Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment was commissioned by the Joint Core Strategy authorities in April 2010 and published in October 2011. This provides a more detailed assessment of areas which have been identified as potential development locations and it uses the information from SFRA Level 1 to determine which areas require a further assessment of flood risk.

The various elements of the SFRA can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Please note that some of the PDF documents are large and may take some time to download.

  • Strategic flood risk assessment level 2 - executive summary (pdf, 247 KB)
  • Strategic flood risk assessment level 2 - main text
    • Appendix A - Site plans and assessments
    • Appendix B - Sequential test process
    • Appendix C - Modelling technical notes
    • Appendix D - Hydraulic modelling table
    • Appendix E - Environment agency response letter to SFRA level 2
       
  • Maps
    • Flood Extent maps
    • Flood Hazard Maps
    • Blockage Maps
    • Guide to using layered maps
    • Sustainable Drainage Systems maps

A further Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment was commissioned by the Joint Core Strategy authorities in 2012 and published in early 2013. This additional work covered other areas which have also been identified as potential development locations.