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Planning: Floods

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will amend national planning guidance to prevent developments on flood plains or in flood risk areas; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The new draft National Planning Policy Framework, which will consolidate all planning policy into one document, will be published for consultation in July. The Framework will contain policy on the avoidance and management of the risk of flooding to development.

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