Friday, August 04, 2006

Flood risk status of Coatham links

Two images here, one is a lettter from the enviroment agency suggesting that the council should advise against development due to the flood risk. The other is a map of the area showing predicted flooding. Again, click to enlarge.

the text reads:


I refer to your letter which was received by the Environment Agency on 7th June 2006 and have noted your comments. Currently only preliminary enquiries for the Agencys scoping opinion for development at this site have been made. The Agency is aware of possible flooding issues at the site and would make the following observations.

For your information, the larger of the three sites, marked on the location map provided as [ is in Flood Zone I which is defined as low risk. Any future developer will be required to submit an assessment of surface water drainage due to the size of the site.

Flood Zone 3 is the high risk zone and refers to land where the indicative annual probability of flooding is 1 in 100 years or less from river sources (i.e. it has a 1% or greater chance of flooding in any given year) 1 in 200 years or less from tidal/coastal sources (i.e. a 0.5 or greater chance in any given year). The smaller areas marked L839 and L853 lie within an area at risk of tidal flooding and are identified as being within Flood Zone 3. In accordance with Planning Policy Guidance Note 2 (PPG25) Local Authorities are advised to use their planning powers to guide development away from such areas and, where an application for development is made, require a full and detailed Flood Risk Assessment to be submitted.

I trust that the above information has been has been of assistance to you.

Yours faithfully


Planning Liaison Officer

email: tom.oconnor

Direct Dial: 01904 822607

Environment Agency -

Coverdale House, Aviator Court, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, York, Y030 4UZ

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