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Flood Risk Assessments

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) conditions and (b) costs will be placed on developers for access to strategic flood risk assessments prepared by (i) the Environment Agency and (ii) local planning authorities.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Housing and Planning)

Strategic flood risk assessment information will be made available to developers preparing site-specific flood risk assessments. The precise administrative arrangements for access to strategic flood risk assessments are for the authorities undertaking them to determine. The Environment Agency is keen to facilitate the provision of information on flood risk at reasonable cost.

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