Webinar recording: Applying the sequential and exception tests to planning applications

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.