Flood Risk Assessments
As a result of the introduction of Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk (PPS25) the Government has introduced a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) regime which from the 1st May 2007 requires Local Planning Authorities (LPA’s) to consult the Environment Agency (EA) on specific types of applications for development within Flood Risk Zones 2 and 3
Most applications within Flood Zones 2 and 3 should be accompanied by an FRA regardless of whether or not the EA require to be consulted. It should be noted that the EA will automatically object to planning applications on which they have been consulted if there is no FRA.
Are you at risk of flooding?
You can find out if your property is in a flood zone, visit the Environment Agency’s website and seach using a placename or post code. For reference the dark blue areas on the map are Flood Zone 3, light blue are Flood Zone 2
Next go to the Flood Risk Matrix and check what the requirements are for your type of planning application. If it shows that you need to refer to the Environment Agency please provide the details with your application. Failure to provide an FRA where required will result in your application being returned to you without being registered.
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