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Local Plan - frequently asked questions

How does the Local Plan address flood risk?

The Local Plan has a dedicated flood risk policy, LPC12. Reflecting national policy, it states that new development should be located in accordance with the sequential approach, and that major developments should incorporate sustainable urban drainage systems unless there is clear evidence this would be inappropriate. In this respect, a hierarchy is set out for the management of surface water, with the preferred option being the provision of an adequate soakaway or other form of filtration system.

The Plan covers flood risk and water management in significant detail, and flood risk and drainage issues will be considered in full detail through the planning application process for all sites.