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Planning, building and the environment

Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk

Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25) sets out Government policy on development and flood risk. Its aims are to ensure that flood risk is taken into account at all stages in the planning process to avoid inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding, and to direct development away from areas of highest risk. Where new development is, exceptionally, necessary in such areas, policy aims to make it safe, without increasing flood risk elsewhere, and, where possible, reducing flood risk overall.

This replaces Planning Policy Guidance 25: Development and Flood Risk (PPG25) published in July 2001.

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