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Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Information about the local flood risk management strategy, flood risk management plans and associated documents.

What is the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy?

The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) sets out how we intend to work with partners to manage the risk of flooding in the East Riding up to 2027 and beyond.

This was formally adopted by the council on 18 November 2015. 

A draft LFRMS was published for consultation from 2 March 2015 to 10 April 2015. The responses received helped to inform the final version of the LFRMS. A Report of the Consultation has also been produced:

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (pdf 10.61mb opens in new window)

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy - Summary Document (pdf 2.32mb opens in new window)

Report of the Consultation (pdf 2.69mb opens in new window)

What are Flood Risk Management Plans?

To support the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy we are developing a series of Flood Risk Management Plans for drainage catchments within the East Riding. These involve producing studies including hydraulic models to benchmark existing flood risk in East Riding communities. These studies provide the evidence base for future investment, leading on to future flood alleviation schemes.

The following map indicates drainage catchments in the East Riding:

Drainage catchments (pdf 382kb opens in new window)

The first Flood Risk Management Plan that we have produced is for the Kingston upon Hull and Haltemprice catchment (within East Riding of Yorkshire). This was prepared alongside the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and formally adopted by the council on 18 November 2015:

Flood Risk Management Plan - Kingston upon Hull & Haltemprice catchment (pdf 7.88mb opens in new window)

What is the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)?

We are required by the EU directive 2001/42/EC on Strategic Environmental Assessment ('SEA Directive') to undertake Strategic Environmental Assessment on the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment. We are of the view that the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) and Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) fall within the scope of plans that require SEA.

In February 2014 we consulted on a Draft Scoping Report for the SEA setting out how we propose to undertake the SEA of the LFRMS and FRMPs. It included a review of the relevant plans and programmes, baseline environmental information and a proposed set of SEA objectives and monitoring indicators. The comments received were taken into account in producing the Final Scoping Report:

SEA Final Scoping Report (pdf 2.63mb opens in new window)

SEA Final Scoping Report Appendices (pdf 814kb opens in new window)

The SEA framework was applied to the Draft LFRMS and the results of this were presented in a Draft Environmental Statement. The comments received informed the final versions of the documents:

Final Environmental Statement (pdf 6.7mb opens in new window)

The SEA Directive also requires us to publish a 'post adoption statement' following the adoption of a plan or programme that has been subject to SEA:

SEA Post Adoption Statement (pdf 376kb opens in new window)

What is the Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)?

We are required by the Habitats Directive (92/42/EEC) as set out in the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (as amended) to undertake a Habitat Regulations Assessment of plans and projects which are likely to have a significant effect on one or more sites that are subject to European designations for their wildlife value, either individually or in combination with other plans and projects.

We are of the view that the LFRMS and FRMPs fall within the scope of plans that require HRA. This is also commonly referred to as Appropriate Assessment (AA) although the requirement for AA is first determined by an initial 'screening' stage. The relevant HRA Reports for the LFRMS and FRMP(s) have been produced:

Final HRA Screening Report - LFRMS (pdf 3.16mb opens in new window)

Final HRA Screening Report - LFRMS Appendix 5 (pdf 2.86mb opens in new window)

Addendum to the HRA Screening Report (pdf 1.93mb opens in new window)

HRA Appropriate Assessment Report - LFRMS (pdf 3.02mb opens in new window)

HRA Appropriate Assessment - Kingston upon Hull & Haltemprice FRMP (pdf 4.24mb opens in new window)

Last Updated: Monday, 26 March 2018