Folkestone and Hythe surface water management plan

Due to a history of flooding from local sources, Folkestone and Hythe was identified as an area where a surface water management plan would be beneficial in improving our understanding of local flood risk issues.


The study identified a number of generic and location-specific actions to manage the risk of local flooding. The actions ranged from the implementation of maintenance regimes to improving property protection.

Read the report

Folkestone and Hythe Stage 1 SWMP - Report (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Appendix A – Data Review (PDF, 32.3 KB)

Appendix B – Detailed Summary Sheets and Mapping:

Appendix C – Flood History Table (PDF, 129.6 KB)

Appendix D – Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) (PDF, 27.2 KB)

Further work

Following the Folkestone and Hythe Stage 1 Surface Water Management Plan, KCC has worked with partners to take forward some of the actions identified in the areas of Cheriton, Morehall and Foord.

Read details about this Stage 2 Surface Water Management Plan (PDF, 311.7 KB).