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Floods: Housing

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he last discussed with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the allowing of house building on land prone to flooding. (133661)

My Department meets regularly with the Department for Communities and Local Government, at both ministerial and official level, to discuss a broad range of issues related to delivering sustainable communities and new housing growth. Most recently, the Government have published revised planning policy guidance on development and flood risk, Planning Policy Statement 25, which sets out clear guidelines for planning authorities to avoid inappropriate development in flood risk areas.