Flood and drainage risk advice
Environment Agency advice
Sequential and exception tests
Developers need to provide evidence that sequential or exception tests have been used in selecting a site. Permission will be refused if you do not provide this information.
The Environment Agency has prepared a matrix which shows the potential environmental risks of an application, confirming when they need to be consulted. This matrix also includes local standing advice for areas within Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.
We can process low risk applications without consulting the Environment Agency.
Surface water drainage for small scale developments
Surface water run-off from impermeable surfaces such as roofs, driveways and patios must be contained within a development.
Strategic flood risk assessment
The assessment helps us consider flood risk as a planning issue and also when designing highway drainage schemes and preparing for emergencies.
Please see our strategic flood risk assessment page for more information.
The above information is based on the following policy guidelines: