Background Reports

Harborough District Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Photo showing canal basin at Market Harborough

In September 2008, Scott Wilson was commissioned to undertake a district-wide Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) in accordance with guidance in Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk and its Practice Guide Companion.

The purpose of the SFRA is to identify areas within the District that are at risk of flooding, by providing sufficient level of detail on all sources of flood risk. This will enable the Council, through the Local Development Framework, to identify locations for future growth which minimise flood risk now and in the future. The study forms part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) evidence base and feeds into the Sustainability Assessment process. The document will also assist in Council's development control, emergency planning and drainage functions. 

The assessment can be accessed through the links below and consists of an Executive Summary, the main report and accompanying mapping. Detailed mapping at scale 1:10,000 is provided for Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Brougton Astley, Fleckney, Kibworth, Great Glen and the Leicester Urban Fringe Area (Scraptoft, Thurnby and Bushby). The rest of the district is covered by blanket mapping at scale 1:15,000. 

Harborough District Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Final Report