The risk of flooding

GLASDIR_2415520bA spate of major floods across the UK, warnings that global warming will lead to more frequent heavy rainfall events and increased risks of flooding have put the topic back at the top of the pile for planners. Recent appeal decisions have highlighted the conflict between planning policy preventing development in high risk areas and the need to build more housing, as well as the importance of mitigation strategies and conditions in securing consent.

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This article was first published in Property Law Journal (May 2016) and is also available at http://www.lawjournals.co.uk/

 

Roy Pinnock

About Roy Pinnock

Roy is a partner in the Planning and Public Law team, bringing his experience of working on regeneration projects within local government and as a consultant to his legal practice.

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