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Flood Risk

The Council commissioned JBA consulting to prepare a Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment to support the Local Plan. The documents can be viewed below.

This document assesses the risk to the borough from flooding from all sources (for example, surface water drains) not just rivers and sea, now and in the future, and takes into account the impacts of climate change.

It also considers the impact (including cumulative impact) that land use changes and development will have on flood risk and the opportunities to reduce flood risk to existing communities and developments.

This work will inform the Local Plan, so that flood risk is fully taken into account when considering site allocation options and in the preparation of planning policies.

River bank at Broken Scar
River at Hurworth-on-Tees

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Updated in November 2023

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