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Planning for flood risk webinar: Flood risk assessments for planning applications

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18th 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. This must be informed by up to date evidence that considers all sources of flood risk, including the current and future impacts of climate change.

Flood risk assessments (FRAs) are therefore an important component of the evidence base for planning applications, and are vital for planning officers to make an assessment of the suitability of proposals.

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 role of the flood risk assessments and when they are required;
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities for developing and reviewing FRAs for all sources of current and future flood risk;
  • Highlight good practice in the development of FRAs and the content required; and
  • Identify examples of flood avoidance, control, mitigation, resistance and resilience and managing residual risks.

The webinar will be led by Sandrine Thomas, Flooding and Coastal Risk Management Advisor and Andrew Pattinson, FCRM Development Planning 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.