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Development and Flood Risk

Development and Flood Risk

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 12:30PM - 5:00PM
IP-City Centre, 1 Bath St, Ipswich IP2 8SD, UK
RTPI East of England

This event will focus on delivering development in areas of high flood risk and mitigating the impacts of development through surface water management plans and sustainable drainage systems.

It will acknowledge Section 10 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which addresses the challenge of flooding through taking a sequential approach to the location of development and, if necessary, applying an Exception Test where there are wider sustainability benefits and development is safe for its lifetime.

It will highlight how the urban regeneration of Ipswich has considered flood risk and the role of the Tidal Defence Barrier.

The Environment Agency will introduce their local Flood Risk Standing Advice which will benefit local planning authorities and developers, giving certainty at an earlier stage in the planning process.

In summary, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Applying the Sequential and Exception Tests
  • The Tidal Defence Barrier for Ipswich
  • Flood Risk Standing Advice
  • Surface Water Management Plans and Sustainable Drainage Systems
  • The Role of Utility Companies in Delivering Sustainable Developments

Please note:

  • A sandwich lunch will be available, to allow delegates a networking opportunity before the presentations begin.
  • There are limited places available.  Early booking is therefore recommended.

If you would like more information, please contact Tina Palmer at the Regional office.