Strategic flood risk assessment

This assessment looks at the risk of flooding from all sources, such as rivers, sewers, groundwater, canals and the impact of climate change.

It forms the basis for preparing flood risk management policies and helps identify suitable locations for minerals and waste developments. The aim is to assess plans whose implementation may have a significant impact on flooding and flood risk, preventing unsuitable development in areas at risk, and directing development away from areas at highest risk.

The North Yorkshire strategic flood risk assessment is complete and has been published below to inform the minerals and waste joint plan.