Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS 25): Flood Risk and Development introduced the Sequential Test to the planning system, which is designed to steer development to areas at low risk from flooding. The Sequential Test should be applied to all prospective development areas and sites.
The Borough's Local Housing Availability Assessment (February 2008)(pdf, 561KB) has identified certain sites for development. To determine the most suitable areas in terms of flood risk, the Sequential Test has been applied. The Sequential Test has been undertaken by Jacobs, who has utilised flood risk data presented in the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
Updated: 27 February 2009