Flood zones 3a and 3b – Functional Flood Plains

Flood zones 3a and 3b – Functional Flood Plains

The Department for Communities and Local Government published the “Technical Guidance to the National Planning Policy Framework” in March 2012. This isĀ important, but not the only document relevant to consideration of flood zones 3a and 3b. One of the key elements of discussion is the designation between flood zonesĀ 3a and 3b. It is often completely misunderstood by Local Authorities and others involved in the process. Firstly people need to be clear as to what their role is. The Environment Agency (EA) provides “flood data...

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