Skip to main content

Property Development: Floods

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable has been set for completion of the research commissioned by his Department into the effects of paving on back gardens on levels of flood risk; how much that research has cost; and which organisation has been commissioned to undertake that research. (283842)

The contract for this research was awarded to CIRIA—the Construction Industry Research and Information Association—at a cost of £49,964 excluding VAT. The research is nearing completion and the final report will be published shortly, alongside a package of proposals taking forward a number of recommendations from the Killian Pretty review of the planning process.