Issue details

Update of the Surface Water Management Policy

The Surface Water Management Policy was adopted in August 2017 and is an important regulatory tool against which planning applications can be challenged. At the request of engineering colleagues in the West Sussex district and borough councils, the County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) was requested to write further guidance relating to non-major developments (notably householder extensions and housing developments of less than 10 properties). The Policy has been reviewed over the past 9 months and consulted upon internally and externally.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/07/2018

Decision due: November 2018 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Lead member: Mr Roger Elkins

Lead director: Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment

Contact: Ray Drabble, Flood Risk Engineer Email: Tel: 033 022 24077.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


District and Borough Councils, internal consultation with Director of Highways and Transport and Executive Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Environment

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Prosperous Place


Background papers