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Flood Plains: Planning Policy Guidance Note 25

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had on the application of Planning Policy Guidance 25 to development on flood plains; and if she will make a statement. (236282)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State holds regular discussions with the Chairman of the Environment Agency on flood risk. A new Practice Guide was launched in June this year by the former Minister of State for Housing and Planning, my right hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley, to assist planners in implementing Planning Policy Statement 25. The Government are working closely with local authorities, the Environment Agency and other stakeholders to ensure that the policy is properly implemented and delivered on the ground, including holding conferences, presentations and workshops aimed at a range of audiences.