Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015

Representation ID: 2422

Received: 25/02/2016

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation Summary:

We consider that further clarity could be provided within this policy. Our suggested changes are as follows
1 a. Will be accompanied by a flood risk assessment that considers all sources of flooding.
1 c. i. For more vulnerable uses, the floor levels of habitable rooms will be above the design flood level, with an allowance for climate change. Within Flood Zone 3 the floor level must be situated above the design flood level with climate change, incorporating an allowance of at least 300mm for freeboard.
(This is to ensure it is clear that floors must be set above the 1 in 200 annual probability event level plus climate change).