Surface water management plans

What is a Surface Water Management Plan?

A Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) is a study to understand the flood risk that arises from local flooding, which is defined by the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 as flooding from surface runoff, groundwater, and ordinary watercourses.

SWMPs are led by a partnership of flood risk management authorities who have responsibilities for aspects of local flooding, including the County Council, local authorities, sewerage undertaker, internal drainage boards and other relevant authorities.

The purpose of a SWMP is to identify what the local flood risk issues are, what options there may be to prevent them or the damage they cause and who should take these options forward. This is presented in an action plan that the partners agree.

Why do we need to prepare Surface Water Management Plans?

Our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy identifies areas of potential local flood risk in the county.

To begin to understand this local flood risk and identify possible means to manage it, SWMPs and related studies have been commissioned for the areas. On the completion of each study, the published report(s) can be found by clicking on the links corresponding to the individual areas below.

Peacehaven/Newhaven/Seaford

Peacehaven/Newhaven/Seaford SWMP Stage 1 Executive Summary

Peacehaven/Newhaven/Seaford SWMP Stage 1 Technical Report

Peacehaven/Newhaven/Seaford SWMP Appendix A – Data Collection

Peacehaven/Newhaven/Seaford SWMP Appendix C – Source-Pathway-Receptor Analysis

Peacehaven/Newhaven/Seaford SWMP Appendix E – Potential Options

Peacehaven/Newhaven/Seaford SWMP Appendices B and D (Available on request, please contact Flood Risk Management Team)

Forest Row

Forest Row SWMP Stage 1 Executive Summary

Forest Row SWMP Stage 1 Technical Report

Forest Row SWMP Appendix A – Data Register

Forest Row SWMP Appendix C – Flood History

Forest Row SWMP Appendix D – Site Specific Action Plan

Forest Row SWMP Appendix B (Available on request, please contact Flood Risk Management Team)

Crowborough

Crowborough SWMP Stage 1 Executive Summary

Crowborough SWMP Stage 1 Technical Report

Crowborough SWMP Appendix A – Data Register

Crowborough SWMP Appendix C – Flood History

Crowborough SWMP Appendix D – Site Specific Action Plan

Crowborough SWMP Appendix B (Available on request, please contact Flood Risk Management Team)

Heathfield

Heathfield SWMP Stage 1 Executive Summary

Heathfield SWMP Stage 1 Technical Report

Heathfield SWMP Appendix A – Data Register

Heathfield SWMP Appendix C – Flood History

Heathfield SWMP Appendix D – Site Specific Action Plan

Heathfield SWMP Appendix B (Available on request, please contact Flood Risk Management Team)

Hailsham and Hellingly

Hailsham and Hellingly SWMP Stage 1 Executive Summary

Hailsham and Hellingly SWMP Stage 1 Technical Report

Hailsham and Hellingly SWMP Appendix A – Data Register

Hailsham and Hellingly SWMP Appendix C – Flood History

Hailsham and Hellingly SWMP Appendix D – Site Specific Action Plan

Hailsham and Hellingly SWMP Appendix B (Available on request, please contact Flood Risk Management Team)

Hastings

Hastings SWMP

Rye

Rye SWMP Stage 1 Executive Summary

Rye SWMP Stage 1 Technical Report

Rye SWMP Appendix A – Data Register

Rye SWMP Appendix C – Flood History

Rye SWMP Appendix D – Site Specific Action Plan

Rye SWMP Appendix B (Available on request, please contact Flood Risk Management Team)

Battle

Battle SWMP Stage 1 Executive Summary

Battle SWMP Stage 1 Technical Report

Battle SWMP Appendix A – Data Register

Battle SWMP Appendix C – Flood History

Battle SWMP Appendix D – Site Specific Action Plan

Battle SWMP Appendix B (Available on request, please contact Flood Risk Management Team)

Eastbourne/Polegate/Willingdon

Eastbourne SWMP 2012

Bexhill

Bexhill Stage 1 SWMP

Lewes

Lewes Stage 1 SWMP

Uckfield

Uckfield SWMP 2016

Contact us

If you have any questions about Surface Water Management Plans, please contact the Flood Risk Management Team on 0345 60 80 193