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Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Assessing and managing the risk of flooding in West Berkshire

Consultants JBA were commissioned to carry out an SFRA to support the Local Plan Review and the Minerals and Waste Local Plan. It assesses the flood risk across the district.

Level 1 SFRA (2019)

The pdf icon SFRA (2019) [3Mb] provides an overview of flood risk across West Berkshire. It contains appendices on: 

Level 1 SFRA Addendum - Cumulative Impacts Assessment (2020)

Following the completion of the Level 1 SFRA, changes were made to the National Planning Policy Framework. The changes now require SFRAs to consider the cumulative impact of development on flood risk within a catchment. 

As an addendum to the Level 1 SFRA, a pdf icon Cumulative Impacts Assessment [1Mb] has been produced.

Level 2 SFRA (2020)

The pdf icon Level 2 SFRA [896kb] looks at the flood risk to specific sites to supplement the information within the Level 1 assessment. A Level 2 SFRA is not required to support the Minerals and Waste Local Plan. 

There are three appendices to the Level 2 SFRA:

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