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Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (Level 1)

Derbyshire Dales District Council, High Peak Borough Council and the Peak District National Park Authority commissioned Halcrow, in December 2007, to produce a Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA), according to Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25).

The SFRA is a tool which will:

  • inform us of the nature of flood risk in the area
  • provide an important part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) evidence base, particularly the Core Strategy.
  • provide useful information for the Sustainability Appraisal (SA)
  • assist in the development of appropriate flood risk management policies

Peak Sub Region Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 - Executive Summary (Sept 2008) [2MB]
Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) for local development framework [1MB]

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (Level 2)

The Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) is required to support the High Peak Viability Study which considers the viability of allocating specific identified sites for development in High Peak Local Plan.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 2 - April 2014 [744KB]

Peak Sub Region Climate Change Study

The Peak Sub-Region Climate Change Study has been produced by National Energy Foundation to assess the capacity of the Peak Sub-Region to accommodate renewable energy generation.

The study considers the capacity and potential for an energy supply derived from renewables and low carbon technologies across the Peak Sub-Region. It has been prepared in conjunction with a landscape sensitivity study and so evaluates the impact of renewable energy technologies, such as wind turbines on the Peak Sub-Region landscape.

Peak Sub-Region Climate Change Study Final Report [4MB]