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Cambridgeshire County Council, in its capacity as LLFA endorsed the Cambridgeshire Flood & Water Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on 14 July 2016. The SPD has been adopted by the county’s five Local Planning Authorities (LPAs).

The SPD was prepared in partnership with the LPAs and other relevant stakeholders including the Environment Agency, water companies and Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), to support the implementation of flood risk and water related policies in the Local Plans. In its role as a statutory consultee for surface water drainage, the LLFA will follow the guidance in this SPD.

In addition to the SPD, we have published more specific guidance on the preparation of surface water drainage strategies. This provides information on the level of detail we require depending on the type of planning application. This guidance document should be used by all developers and their consultants.