The SFRA, dated July 2016, is a joint study with Wakefield Council and Calderdale Council.
It should be read in conjunction with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and associated National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) .
Its purpose is to:
- identify and analyse current and future broad scale flooding issues for key locations in Kirklees local authority area
- provide support for further assessment and sequential testing of planning applications
- support the Local Plan process
Find out if a site is in an area of high fluvial flood risk (flood zone 2 or 3)
First check the Environment Agency flood maps . These maps are updated on a quarterly basis.
Secondly, use SFRA Volume 1 and 2 and the SFRA maps in Set A below to examine if a site is in Flood Zone 2, 3a, 3ai or 3b.