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A site drainage strategy provides information on how you prosomal will deal with surface and foul water.
The approach that you propose to take must comply with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, the Environment Agency and local planning policy.
The assessment report you submit should include an executive summary and be clear, easy to read and jargon free.
You can find details of the information you need to include in your report in what to include in paragraphs 103 and 109 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
If you don’t include any of the information detailed in the NPPF:
- we will not validate your application until you provide it
- the Lead Local Flood Authority (Essex County Council) may make a recommendation to refuse your application on grounds of insufficient information
We recommend that you approach a specialist flood surface water consultant to help prepare your report.
You can find out more information on what you need to include in your report from Essex County Council.
You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on propsoed site drainage strategies and planning applications.
You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service.
Personal and confidential statement
We may publish any information you submit as part of your application. You must tell us if there is any information you do not want us to publish when you submit your application.
If however, we believe that this information is in the public interest, we reserve the right to publish it.
We may also decide parts of your submission are not in the public interest and may redact this information. This information may include telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures.
- When you need to submit this information
You must submit a proposed site drainage strategy if your application is for a major development and is for:
- Commercial, industrial and non-residential
- Demolition of an unlisted building
- Discharge of conditions
- Outline permission with all reserved matters
- Outline permission with some reserved matters
- Permission in principle
- Removal or variation of conditions
- Reserved matters
- Residential new build
- Technical details consent
- Validation requirements