Newcastle City Council as the designated Lead Local Flood Authority are a statutory consultee in relation to surface water management on all major planning applications and any development that may affect flooding, a watercourse or waterbody. 

All developments which have the potential to impact upon surface water runoff, groundwater and watercourses are advised to seek pre-application advice.

Developers should be aware of the technical standards provided nationally by LASOO -  'Non-Statutory Technical Standards for Sustainable Drainage' (pdf, 20.09mb) and the local standards 'NCC SuDS Guidance for Developers' (Word, 113.82 kb), along with the processes and services they can expect from the LLFA in dealing with their application.

The benefits of undertaking this service are explained in our guidance document 'Pre-planning application advice relating to surface water drainage(Word, 1.41mb) and an application form is provided if you are interested in obtaining pre-application advice.

Download the pre-applications form here (pdf, 394.54kb)

Please note, once an application has been registered with our planning department, the LLFA will have a limited scope to negotiate any amendments. The formal response of the LLFA regarding a planning application will be purely based on the information supplied on the application.

Page last updated: 
3 October 2017
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