Flood risk and drainage for planning

Flood Risk Assessments

Below are the resources applicants and consultants may require when undertaking a Flood Risk Assessment for a new development. To find out what is required for the an FRA for your development, please see the Oxford City Council Developer Guidance document, and for general information regarding flooding in the City, please see the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1, and Level 2 for further information on allocated sites.

Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) Guidance for Planning

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) help to manage surface water runoff in a natural way, and contribute to reducing flood risk. They should be utilised on all development wherever feasible. For minor developments, please refer to the Oxford City Council SuDS Design and Evaluation Guide, and for Major developments, please follow the link to Oxfordshire County Council (Lead Local Flood Authority) guidance