Housing: Construction

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 5 December 2023.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to help ensure new housing developments are resilient to flooding.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Minister of State (Minister for Housing)

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) outlines the strong protections against flooding for housing, including tests to consider if it can be demonstrated that the development is appropriately flood resistant and resilient.

These tests are in place to protect people and property. Where they are not met, local authorities should not be permitting new development.

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