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25th May, 2022 : 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Launch of new resource on the role of planning in flood and coastal resilience

This free event will launch the new video resource produced by the Environment Agency and Town & Country Planning Association which breaks down and explains the role of Town & Country Planning in flood and coastal resilience.  

Flooding is among the most serious impacts of climate change. It has devastating and long-lasting impacts on people and their communities, as well as major impacts on our economy. If existing development trends continue in line with projects population growth, we expect to see a near doubling of properties in the floodplain in the next 50 years.  

The new film outlines the steps that can be taken through Town & Country planning to enable sustainable and climate resilient development. It is aimed at local planning authority officers and elected members in England, as well as planning school students and anyone else with an interest in planning for flood risk.

12:00Welcome from the ChairFiona Howie, Chief Executive, Town & Country Planning Association
12:05Introduction to the projectJulie Foley, Director of Flood Risk Strategy and National Adaptation, Environment Agency
12:15‘Planning for the climate emergency’ video screening
12:25ResponsesAdam Gardiner, Committee on Climate Change
Joanna Averley, Chief Planner, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Hannah Bartram, Chief Executive Officer, ADEPT

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