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Planning: Floods

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities were directed to rescind planning consents owing to flood risk in each of the last five years; when each direction was issued; and in respect of which location. (201786)

Section 100 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 provides a mechanism for the Secretary of State to initiate proceedings for the revocation or modification of planning permission.

According to our records, no local authorities have been directed by the Secretary of State to rescind planning permissions owing to flood threats over the last five years.