Flooding

November 2016

Final – Click here for Topic Paper – Flooding

December 2015

PNP Proposed Flooding Policies

PNP LASCO NON-STATUTORY TECHNICAL STANDARDS DRAINAGE

PNP CIL- Basic Information 2015

PNP Flooding Report JB 2016

Click here for Drainage & Potential Flooding Evidence Report

Click here for Drainage & Flooding Stage 3 report (1)


Our aim is to achieve flood risk reduction by contributions from developments.

The Community identified:

  • Open channels and storage ponds should be located away from araeas of family housing.
  • Potential flooding an important infrastructure issue.
  • Unacceptable that there should be weak points in Ponteland’s flood defences against 1in100 year storm.
  • Some opposition to the establishment of a Community Agreement which makes arrangements for a local flood action group to take initial steps following a flood warning being issued.

Evidence:

  • Information gathering with stakeholders and statutory agencies.
  • Identifying residents concerns and issues of local importance regarding the weaknesses in the flood defences.
  • Lack of capital provision in the last 5 years.
  • The possibility of water storage areas along watercourses to reduce flood risk especially as climate change increases risk in the future.

SCOPING PLAN

FLOODING

1. PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK

1.1 Surface Water Drainage

1.2 Foul Water Drainage

1.3 Potential Flooding

  • River flooding
  • Surface water flooding
  • Groundwater flooding
  • Reservoir flooding

1.4 Water Supply Network

2. EXISTING EVIDENCE BASE

LOCAL EVIDENCE

  • Initial Community survey results

BACKGROUND EVIDENCE

  • National Planning Policy Framework
  • Technical Guidance to the National Planning Policy Framework
  • Inherited planning policies
  • Emerging Northumberland County Council Core Strategy
  • Emerging Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Policies

3. ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE TO BE GATHERED

  • The Environment Agency
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Northumbrian Water Ltd
  • Ponteland Town Council
  • Anecdotal information about drainage, potential flooding and water supply.

SURVEYS & DATA GATHERING

Environment Agency (EA) 1

  • Areas/issues the EA have concerns about.
  • Areas/issues about which the EA have received most expressions of concern.
  • Map of watercourses and drains (ideally with an indication of the persons/authorities who have responsibility for maintenance).
  • Flood map showing flood zones throughout the area
  • Flood defenses and their impact on the probability of flooding
  • Local information on over surface flows, storage etc during heavy rainfall (from 1 in 1 year to 1 in 1000 year)
  • Contacts at Northumbrian Water Limited and Northumberland County Council.

Northumbrian Water Limited (NWL) 1

  • Areas/issues NWL have concerns about.
  • Areas/issues about which NWL have received most expressions of concern.
  • Plans of surface water sewers and drains for which NWL has responsibility.
  • Plans of foul water sewers for which NWL has responsibility.
  • Details of pumping stations including location and catchment served.
  • Details of discharge points of surface water sewers and drains.
  • Details of means of treatment and discharge of foul water.
  • Description of the water supply network.
  • Contacts at the EA and Northumberland County Council.

Northumberland County Council (NCC) 2
(Transport and FCERM departments)

  • Areas/issues NCC have concerns about.
  • Areas/issues about which NCC have received most expressions of concern.
  • Plans of highway drains and points of discharge.
  • Plans of other drains and watercourses for which NCC have responsibility and their points of discharge.
  • Flooding records.

Ponteland Town Council (PTC)

  • Areas/issues PTC have concerns about.
  • Areas/issues about which PTC have received most expressions of concern.
  • Plans of drains and watercourses for which PTC have responsibility and their points of discharge
  • Contacts on drainage, potential flooding and water supply at the EA, NWL and NCC.

ORGANISATION ENGAGEMENT

Northumbria Water

  • Areas/issues NWL have concerns about.
  • Areas/issues about which NWL have received most expressions of concern.
  • Contacts at the EA and Northumberland County Council.

Environment Agency

  • Areas/issues the EA have concerns about.
  • Areas/issues about which the EA have received most expressions of concern.
  • Contacts at Northumbrian Water Limited and Northumberland County Council.
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Areas/issues NCC have concerns about.
  • Areas/issues about which NCC have received most expressions of concern.

Ponteland Town Council

  • Areas/issues PTC have concerns about.
  • Areas/issues about which PTC have received most expressions of concern.
  • Contacts on drainage at the EA, NWL and NCC.

Residents, Local Businesses and other Members of the Public

  • Request the Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Group to place on the web site an invitation for comment from the public to identify specific concerns about surface water drainage, foul sewerage, potential flooding and water supply.
  • Ask former Ponteland Town Council member Alan Mee for details of drainage/flooding problems/water supply issues of which he is aware.

INTERVIEWS & ORGANISATION ENGAGEMENT

4. KNOWN KEY ISSUES

GENERAL

  • The Neighbourhood Plan Group’s survey (2013) has indicated that “Drainage and Potential Flooding” is an infrastructure issue of high importance.
  • Flooding occurred in Ponteland in 2000 and 2008.
  • Flood defences were improved in 2011

5. INTERFACES WITH OTHER TOPIC GROUPS

INTERFACES WITH OTHER TOPIC GROUPS

Assess impacts on drainage, potential flooding and water supply by policies proposed by other subgroups.
HOUSING
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

PLANNING POLICY RELEVANCE

  • Identify matters that could be influenced by new planning policies.
  • Identify matters that cannot, or are unlikely, to be influenced by new planning policies.


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