Pre-application advice from the Environment Agency
The information and resources on this page can help you to maximise environmental gain from your development and to reduce its environmental impact.
The Environment Agency is able to provide advice or information relating to a proposed development or change of use for a specific plot of land. Their pre-application enquiry form for a written request for advice or information for your proposal and further information can be found on their website.
Green roof toolkit
Advice and guidance on green roofs and how to incorporate them into your development can be found on the Environment Agency's Green roof toolkit pages.
A guide for developers
The Environment Agency provides practical advice on adding value to your site and on making developments better for people and the environment. Further information and the publication A guide for developers is available on their website.
Flood risk standing advice
Flood risk is an issue that you need to consider if you are planning a new development, whether a home extension or something bigger, or even a change of use. The Environment Agency provides a Flood risk standing advice for use by planning applicants and their agents for advice on what to do when submitting a planning application and for guidance to help with this.