Development and flood risk

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Planning policy on development and flood risk seeks to ensure that flood risk is taken into account at all stages in the planning process to avoid inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding. This publication contains information on decision-making principles and applying a risk-based approach to flood risk assessments, forms of flooding, the sequential test and the exception test, managing surface water and residual flood risk, the roles and responsibilities of parties involved including Defra and DCLG, Government Offices and the Highways Authorities, local authorities and the Environment Agency. This publication replaces Planning Policy Guidance (PPG) note 25 (2001, ISBN 0117536113) and it should be read in conjunction with other Government planning statements on sustainable development, water management and climate change.

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The Exception Test
Annex F Managing Surface Water
Annex H Roles and Responsibilities of Parties

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