Planning for climate change and flood risk: survey results

The TCPA is working with the Environment Agency to improve understanding of local authority and risk management authority skills and capabilities regarding
• Flood and coastal erosion risk management, and
• Sustainable and climate resilient development and infrastructure.

To inform the delivery of this project, a survey of local planning authority (LPA) officers was delivered in late 2022. The survey sought perspectives on skills, resources and knowledge of a range of flood risk and climate change topics. The survey also sought to understand barriers facing LPAs in implementing flood risk strategies through the planning system.

This report presents the results of the survey and a short initial narrative analysis of the results. A blog was also published, summarising the report.