Flood and Water Management / Drainage

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

The Milton Keynes Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 has been updated as of April 2015. The SFRA has been produced in partnership with other Local Risk Management Authorities and partner organisations including the Environment Agency, Bedford Group of Internal Drainage Boards, Anglian Water, The Canal and River Trust and the Milton Keynes Parks Trust, all of whom have provided technical advice and data to assist.

The SFRA provides a technical, background evidence-based document to assist in the preparation of the Site Allocations Plan and Plan:MK. It collects existing data on all sources of flooding and maps this flood risk information comprehensively, also providing suggested objectives to be considered and utilised in preparing planning policy.

The SFRA should also be considered in the Development Management process, providing a range of guidance from application of the sequential and exception tests to the implementation of SuDS. Developers and applicants should therefore consult the SFRA as a key document when preparing planning applications for new developments. 

The main document including appendices can be viewed at: Milton Keynes Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (April 2015) (PDF, 18.9MB)

You can also view the appendices containing all mapped data independently by using the following links:

Milton Keynes Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (April 2015) Appendix B (PDF, 4.8MB)

(Contains the following maps: LIDAR, Watercourses and Water-bodies, Superficial Geology, Bedrock Geology, Risk of Flooding from Rivers (1:95,000), Risk of Flooding from Surface Water (1:95,000), Reported incidents of Sewer Flooding, Susceptibility to Groundwater Flooding, BGS Infiltration SuDS Suitability Mapping, EA Flood Warning Areas).

Milton Keynes Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (April 2015) Appendix C (PDF, 6.2MB)

(Contains Risk of Flooding from Rivers (1:25,000) maps)

Milton Keynes Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (April 2015) Appendix D (PDF, 6.5MB)

(Contains Risk of Flooding from Surface Water (1:25,000) maps)

It should be noted that whilst the maps presented here were produced using the most up-to-date information at the time of production, new information and mapping often becomes available; it is therefore recommended that when preparing an application for development as well as utilising the SFRA maps, the Environment Agency's "Flood Map for Planning (Rivers and Sea)" and "Updated Flood Map for Surface Water" should also be consulted.

Last Updated: 27 February 2019