Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS1: Addessing Climate Change and Carbon Reduction CS1: Addessing Climate Change and Carbon Reduction [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1020673/CSCD/11
Respondent Environment Agency [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 24 Feb 2010
Current Status Accepted
The wording of the flood risk principle (no.10) under this policy is not satisfactory. Mitigation, including resilience, is the last step in the Flood Risk Management Hierarchy provided by The Practice Guide to Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 25: (Assess - Avoid - Substitute - Control - Mitigate). Core Strategy should place more emphasis on avoiding flood risk, locating vulnerable development at lowest flood risk and controlling flood risk over the lifetime of development including flood risk as stated by the SFRA's.