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Planning for flood risk webinar: development management surgery 

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15th July : 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Flood risk is a fundamental consideration for planning, and decision makers must ensure that proposals can be made safe from all sources of flood risk for the lifetime of the development.  

This webinar is aimed at planning and flood risk officers engaging with the development management function of local planning authorities and will provide guidance and clarity on some of the detailed technical issues that planners must understand in order to make planning decisions.  

The TCPA and the Environment Agency have developed online training resources covering key practice issues on planning for flood risk. The webinar content aims to go into more detailed ‘FAQs’ for which the e-learning provides good background information, and we recommend that participants complete these training modules prior to this webinar.  

  • An introduction to planning for flood risk.  
  • Flood risk assessments for planning applications.  
  • Using the sequential test in decision making. 
  • Using the exception test in decision making.

All courses are available at https://learning.tcpa.org.uk

This event is free to attend thanks to support from the Environment Agency. 

Full Agenda

12:30Welcome and introductionCelia Davis, Senior Projects and Policy Manager, TCPA (chair)
12:35Defining the Functional Flood PlainSam Kipling, FCRM Senior Adviser, Environment Agency
12:55Using the vulnerability classification and understanding the lifetime of development Andrew Pattinson, Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Advisor, Environment Agency
13:15Sequential approach to site layoutSandrine Thomas, Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Advisor, Environment Agency
13:35Using the flood risk standing adviceSam Kipling, FCRM Senior Advisor, Environment Agency
13:55Poll on future session topics and webinar closeEvent chair