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POLICY 6 - DEVELOPMENT AND FLOOD RISK

6.1 Development will not be permitted where it would:

  1. Be at risk of flooding and no appropriate flood alleviation measures exist or will be provided by the developer, AND/OR
  2. Increase the risk of flooding elsewhere by reducing the capacity of the floodplain, installing a culvert, or increasing the flow of water into the floodplain, AND/OR
  3. Harm existing flood defences or have an impact on proposed flood defence schemes, AND/OR
  4. Restrict adequate access to the river and/or existing flood defences for routine maintenance and improvement.

6.2 Appropriate flood alleviation measures may include the use of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS). However any measure would have to first be approved by the Council and the Environment Agency.

6.3 Proposals for development within areas liable to flood8 must be accompanied by an appropriate9 Flood Risk Assessment where the development is perceived10 to be at risk of flooding or the development is likely to increase the risk of flooding elsewhere.

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