Reducing flood risk in planning

Hampshire County Council is a statutory consultee on all major planning applications in Hampshire

Our duty is defined in The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010

Hampshire’s role

The Council offers advice to the local planning authority (LPA) on surface water management strategies and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

We offer pre-application advice in relation to surface water drainage. There is a charge for this service. See the surface water drainage pre-application advice charges.

If you need more information on a site's flood risk complete the pre-application advice request form. There may be a charge for this information.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

New developments in the UK must consider SuDS as part of their surface water management strategy. The idea of SuDS is to encourage the most natural disposal of surface water back into the ground, as close to the source as possible. To find out more take a look at the surface water and sustainable drainage guidance.

Further information

Susdrain: the community for those involved in delivering sustainable drainage systems

The SuDS Manual (C753)

Guidance on the construction of SuDS (C768)

Sustainable drainage systems guide

What you need for your planning application

We have created a check list for developers in order to assist them in providing the correct information and signposting where to find it. Please complete this check list and include with your Flood Risk Assessment when applying to your Local Planning Authority for planning permission.