South Somerset Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

A Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) has been prepared to inform the South Somerset Local Development Framework (LDF) on the issue of flooding within the district.

The SFRA has been prepared to support the application of the Sequential Test outlined in Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk (PPS25), and provides information and advice in relation to planning policy, development control and emergency planning. The SFRA has assessed all forms of flood risk: tidal, fluvial (rivers), surface water, groundwater, sewer, and flooding from artificial sources, taking climate change into account.

The SFRA incorporates two separate volumes, with Volume I being the main written report, and Volume II a series of maps illustrating flood risk across the district. An Executive Summary has also been produced.

Volume I - South Somerset Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 (August 2008)

Volume II - SFRA Overview of Study Area (August 2008)

Please note that some of these documents may take some time to open.

nb, the SFRA flood zones are now several years old and, given that the Environment Agency regularly update their flood maps, we suggest checking the Environment Agency website for the latest outline of flood zones in the South Somerset.  However, there are parts of the District (particularly at Ilminster, Langport/Huish Episcopi and Ilchester) shown as Flood Zone 3a on the SFRA maps, and the SFRA assumed Flood Zone 3b elsewhere -  these should continue to be applied (where appropriate) as the Environment Agency flood maps do not differentiate between Flood Zones 3a and 3b.  The SFRA will be reviewed in due course

SFRA Flood Zones North West

SFRA Flood Zones North East

SFRA Flood Zones South West SFRA Flood Zones South East
SFRA Flood Incidents and Flooding Warning Areas North West SFRA Flood Incidents and Flooding Warning Areas North East
SFRA Flood Incidents and Flooding Warning Areas South West SFRA Flood Incidents and Flooding Warning Areas South East
SFRA Climate Change Flood Zones (Years 2025-2115) North West SFRA Climate Change Flood Zones (Years 2025-2115) North East
SFRA Climate Change Flood Zones (Years 2025-2115) South West SFRA Climate Change Flood Zones (Years 2025-2115) South East

Executive Summary

South Somerset Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 - Executive Summary