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Flood Risk: Development

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what planning guidance her Department has issued to local planning authorities on development of areas at risk of flooding. (259897)

Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25), Development and Flood Risk, provides the policy framework for local planning authorities to avoid, manage and reduce flood risk to new development. This is supported by the Practice Guide we published in June 2008 to assist local planners in implementing PPS25 policy.