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Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

As part of the requirements of the Flood and Water Management Act, we have produced a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. The strategy was adopted on Monday 1 February 2016 and is available to download below -

A summary of what the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy contains is available to download below -

A Habitats Regulations Assessment Scrrening of the screening has been carried out. The Assessment is available to download below -

Flood Risk Asset Register

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 requires Lead Local Flood Authorities such as Hull City Council to maintain a register of assests. These are physical features that have a significant effect on flooding in the area. If you have a query relating to the Flood Asses Register please contact us.

Investigate significant local flooding incidents

Under Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Lead Local Flood Authorities are required to investiagte significant local flooding incidents and publish the results of such investigations. Section 19 investigation reports were roduced following heavy rain in 2012 and 2014, and the tidal surge in December 2013. The reports can be downloaded below -

Sustainable Draining Systems (SuDS)

From April 2015 Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFA) became statutory consultees on all major planning applications within their area. Major developments are -

  • developments of 10 houses or more on a site of 0.5 hectares or more
  • developments of buildings where floorscape created is 1000 SqM or more
  • development on a site having an area of 1 hectare or more

When a major planning application is received the LLFA is required to assess planning applications in respect of surface water drainage and sustainable drainage systems. Some of this work was previously the responsibility of the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency is still a statutory consultee for major planning applications for the assessment of flood risk.

To help developers, we have produced a Drainage Impact Assessment guide and Sustainable Drainage supplementary planning document which are available to download below. This guidance is continually reviewed to provide you with the most up to date information and therefore are advised to contact the Flood Risk Team to make sure you have the most recent version.

Flood Risk Strategies and Plans

We have produced a number of Flood Risk Strategies and Plans.

Discover more about the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment

Discover more about the Strategic Risk Assessment

Discover more about the Surface Water Management Plan 


Contact Us

Flood Risk Team
Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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