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Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Information about flood risk to be considered in land use allocation and in determining planning applications.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2022

The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2022 (PDF, 6MB) provides an update on the original report which was published in 2011. The 2022 SFRA has been prepared in collaboration with North Lincolnshire Council, and the Environment Agency

The main purpose of an SFRA is to provide the information needed for a planning authority to take flood risk into account when making land use allocations and determining planning applications.

The purpose of this update is to ensure the SFRA provides a comprehensive and robust evidence base to inform the review of the North East Lincolnshire Local Plan and the production of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan to 2038.

Since 2011 various new flood risk evidence has become available and National Planning Policy and legislation published. This revised SFRA will be used by both North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council in decision making and to inform decisions on the location of future development, and the preparation of sustainable policies for the long term management of flood risk, taking into account the latest and most up to date information.

It also forms part of the evidence base for other important documents such as the Sustainability Appraisals of planning policy documents and is the bases from which to apply the Sequential and Exception Tests.

Study area

The study area stretches from Cleethorpes in the east to Crowle and from Kirton in Lindsey in the south to the Humber Estuary.

Whilst the full SPFA text has been made available on this page it should be noted that only maps relating to the North East Lincolnshire council area are available for downloading from this page.

If you require maps for North Lincolnshire, which includes the Ancholme valley, Trent valley, Goxhill and Barton Upon Humber, please contact North Lincolnshire Council.

2021 maps

Contact details

Spatial Planning, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 324272

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