Communities and Local Government
Jack Dromey (Birmingham, Erdington, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of new dwellings have been built in areas at risk of flooding in each (a) region and (b) local authority area since May 2010.
Andrew Stunell (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Hazel Grove, Liberal Democrat)
The information is collated by calendar year.
Information on the proportion of new dwellings built in areas at risk of flooding in each year from 1989 can be found in the Department's Live Tables at:
The National Planning Policy Framework contains strong planning policy on avoiding and managing risks from flooding. The framework makes clear that local plans, which are the keystone of the planning system, should apply a sequential, risk-based approach to the location of development to avoid where possible flood risk to people and property and manage any residual risk.