III. Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
Terms of Reference
Under the "Planning System and Flood Risk Management" guidelines, the purpose for a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) is detailed as being "to provide a broad (wide area) assessment of all types of flood risk to inform strategic land-use planning decisions. SFRAs enable the LA to undertake the sequential approach, including the Justification Test, allocate appropriate sites for development and identify how flood risk can be reduced as part of the development plan process".
More specifically the SFRA will complete the following tasks;
- Undertake a flood risk assessment for the settlements within the CCDP,
- Review the various sources of potential Flood Zone mapping,
- Assist CCC in the review of land use zoning objectives and the application of the sequential approach and justification test,
- Prepare flood risk management policies, objectives and recommendations.