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Flood and Coastal Erosion: Understanding updates to the Planning Practice Guidance (December webinar)

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13th December, 2022 : 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Climate change will increase the severity and frequency of flooding events, and planning authorities must account for how flood risk may change over the long-term.

Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) on Flood Risk and Coastal Erosion was updated in August 2022 following the government’s review of policy for development in areas of flood risk, and to bring in line with recent updates to the NPPF. This guidance update covers areas including:  

  • the application of the sequential and exception tests.
  • the use of multifunctional Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).
  • surface water flood risk.
  • safeguarding land for future flood risk management.
  • natural flood management.
  • supporting transition in unsustainable locations.

This webinar will provide an essential overview of these updates and discuss the implications for local planning authorities and those involved with the flood risk, sustainable drainage (SuDS) or coastal change aspects of planning.

Updates to the PPG will be presented by Sam Kipling, Flooding and Coastal Risk Management Senior Adviser at the Environment Agency. The session will be chaired by TCPA Director of Policy, Hugh Ellis.

This event is free to attend thanks to support from Flood Re. 


11:00Welcome and introduction to planning for flood risk and coastal erosion
Hugh Ellis, Director of Policy, TCPA 
11:10Understanding updates to the Planning Practice Guidance and implications for practitioners
Sam Kipling, FCRM Senior Adviser, Environment Agency

NB this webinar will also run on 17 November at 9.30am, visit the TCPA website to book for this alternative date.