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11th October, 2023 : 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Planning for flood risk in England is underpinned by a sequential, risk-risk based approach to development. Planning authorities must consider all sources of flood risk including the current and future impacts of climate change and apply a hierarchy to assess, avoid, control, mitigate and manage flood risk.
A fundamental component of this approach is the application of the sequential test and, where necessary, the exception test. This webinar is aimed at planning and flood risk officers engaging with the development management function of local planning authorities.
This webinar will:
- Give an overview of the sequential approach to planning for flood risk as set out in the NPPF and Planning Practice Guidance;
- Provide clarity about the sequential and exception tests and when they need to be applied;
- Highlight good practice for local authorities on application of the sequential and exception tests to planning applications; and
- Clarify roles and responsibilities in the application of the sequential and exception tests.
The webinar will be led by Sam Kipling, Flooding and Coastal Risk Management Senior Advisor 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 the Environment Agency.