Surface Water Management Plan
Guildford Surface Water Management Plan and Ash Surface Water Study
Guildford Borough Council, together with its key partners Surrey County Council and the Environment Agency, commissioned Halcrow Group Limited to undertake these two separate projects. The aims of the projects were to develop a sustainable approach to the management of surface water flood risk throughout Guildford Borough.
The aims and objectives of the projects were to:
- Identify potential capital schemes to reduce flood risk at vulnerable locations and to gather sufficient evidence to support applications for grant funding through the Government's FDGiA (Flood Defence Grant in Aid) scheme.
- Prepare an evidence base to enable land drainage maintenance work to be more effectively targeted.
- Prepare a detailed evidence based strategy on flood risk management that will be able to inform the development control process more effectively on drainage and flood risk issues.
Halcrow's reports are below. They are currently published as drafts to enable public feedback to be taken into account. However, the findings are unlikely to change radically. These will form the basis for surface water flood risk management until it is reviewed in about six years time.
- Local Plan 2015-2034
- Evidence base
- Green Belt and Countryside Study
- Planning for Open Space and Green Infrastructure
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
- Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)
- Guildford Renewable Energy Mapping Study
- Surrey Hills AONB Areas of Search Natural Beauty Evaluation
- Infrastructure and delivery
- Local plan examination
- Topic papers