Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) provides a comprehensive and robust appraisal of the extent and nature of flood risk from all sources of flooding, now, and in the future, taking into account the effects of Climate Change and its implications for land use planning.

National Policy requires that local planning policies use the results of the SFRA to direct development away from areas at greatest risk of flooding when preparing the Local Development Plan. The Study sets out the flood risk constraints to help inform the Local Plan, Neighbourhood Planning, and the determination of planning applications in North Norfolk.

The SFRA has been produced in collaboration with the Environment Agency (EA). It informs the EA flood risk mapping and provides the most up to date flood extents for all sources of flooding. The SFRA also projects flood risk forward into the future, taking account of predicted sea level rise and increased annual rainfall as a result of climate change. The SFRA is primarily a tool to inform the planning of future development such as new housing, schools and businesses. To make sure that these developments remain safe throughout their entire life, the Council must plan for how flood risk will be in the future, not just how it is now.

The SFRA also provides a comprehensive source of information and guidance on flood risk for North Norfolk, identifying the requirements for site specific flood risk assessments and allows the authority to determine the risks from all sources of flooding taking into account Climate Change.

The SFRA should be read in conjunction with the Introductory Note and the relevant technical appendices and explanatory text contained in Appendix D, along with the Addendum report April 2018.

Relevant Documents

  1. Introductory Note
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
  4. Addendum Report for the North Norfolk SFRA


Appendix A - Maps of Flood Risk (Updated April 2018)

The interactive maps contained in this appendix detail flood risk from all sources including the functional floodplain (Flood Zone 3b) and climate change mapping, to North Norfolk district.

In order to identify your area of interest please first view the Index Map, note the tile number, and then select this number map from the table below.

Please note - it is recommended to download the maps and view using Adobe Reader. The Map Legend may not work if viewing these PDF maps in an internet browser window.

NN_01 NN_14 NN_27  NN_40  NN_53 
NN_02 NN_15  NN_28  NN_41  NN_54 
NN_03 NN_16  NN_29  NN_42  NN_55 
NN_04 NN_17  NN_30  NN_43  NN_56 
NN_05 NN_18  NN_31  NN_44  NN_57 
NN_06 NN_19  NN_32  NN_45  NN_58 
NN_07 NN_20  NN_33  NN_46  NN_59 
NN_08 NN_21  NN_34  NN_47  NN_60 
NN_09 NN_22  NN_35  NN_48  NN_61 
NN_10 NN_23  NN_36  NN_49  NN_62 
NN_11 NN_24  NN_37  NN_50  NN_63
NN_12 NN_25  NN_38  NN_51  NN_64
NN_13 NN_26  NN_39  NN_52  NN_65 

Appendix B - Watercourses & IDB District Maps

The maps contained in this appendix detail the location of watercourses in North Norfolk district including Main Rivers, Ordinary Watercourses and IDB districts.


Appendix D - Supporting Information

These appendices provide supporting information regarding the hydraulic modelling used in this level 1 study, and further information on the mapping.