What is our approach?
Stage 1 SFCA Report
Our Stage 1 SFCA is a desk-based study which collates existing information and is a broad assessment of potential flood risk across the study area from all sources of flooding. This identifies areas at potentially high risk from flooding and also provides details of historical flood events, along with information on the opportunities to implement natural flood management measures.
Our reports include area specific guidance on the impacts of TAN15 on existing key settlements, along with guidance on implementing TAN15 and managing flood risk on future development sites.
The scope, timescale and requirement for further stages of SFCA will depend on the findings of the Stage 1 work and the circumstances of individual LPAs.
We have developed an innovative approach to site screening by local authorities, using our in-house flood metric tool ‘FRISM’ to calculate a range of flood risk metrics for proposed LDP Allocated Sites.
Alongside this, we have assessed sites against the Justification Tests and Acceptability Criteria of TAN15. This automated approach to site screening is then coupled with an expert review and additional commentary based on JBA local and national flood risk knowledge.
For more information on our SFCA work or updated planning policy in Wales, please contact George Baker.
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