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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 his estimate is of the additional cost to a developer of undertaking a flood risk assessment before building a house.

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

Flood risk assessments should be proportionate to the location, scale and nature of the development and the apparent type and degree of risk. The cost will be site-specific, reflecting these factors.

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