Local Flood Data

There are a number of Local Plan planning policies in Rutland which relate to flood and water management. These can be found within the Core Strategy.

Local Plan Water and Flooding Documents

Local Water Information

We intend to bring together local water-related information that will help to provide an understanding of site constraints and opportunities in order to assist developers with data collection for the development of flood risk assessments and drainage strategies.

  • Combined sewer locations - Find out where in Rutland has combined foul and surface water sewers. The County Council and Anglian Water are seeking to discourage additional discharges into combined sewers due to this increasing the risk of both foul and surface water flooding during times of heavy rainfall.
  • Critical Drainage Area - The map of critical drainage areas is currently being updated by the council and partners and will be available soon. In the meantime please contact highways@rutland.gov.uk for additional information if required.
  • Flood Risk and Drainage Sub catchments – Rutland can be divided into different flood risk and drainage sub catchments based on the characteristics of the watercourse and sewer systems.
  • Middle Level IDB Biodiversity Manual - a partnership of 35 drainage boards has produced guidance about how to manage waterways in a way that benefits wildlife. This may be useful to those looking for management measures which support the Water Framework Directive.
  • SuDS Infiltration Data - The British Geological Survey (BGS) has developed mapping information that can support site drainage strategies by providing information about the potential capability of a site to cope with infiltration-based sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). SuDS infiltration data for Rutland needs to be bought directly from the British Geological Survey.
  • Water Framework Directive (WFD) online mitigation manual - The Environment Agency has developed this manual to support those needing to work on watercourses within the remit of the WFD. The manual aims to introduce mitigation measures for a range of flood risk management and land drainage activities, give detailed information on different measures and explain how these measures can be applied in practical situations.


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