DCLG unveils flooding and minerals guidance

The government has published technical guidance to ensure the effective implementation of the planning policy set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on development in areas at risk of flooding and in relation to mineral extraction.

Flooding: key elements of PPS25 retained
Flooding: key elements of PPS25 retained
The guidance, published yesterday alongside the NPPF, is intended to provide "additional guidance" to local authorities.
It retains key elements of Planning Policy Statement 25 on development and flood risks and of the existing minerals policy statements and minerals planning guidance notes "which are considered necessary and helpful in relation to these policy areas".
The guidance document said: "The retention of this guidance is an interim measure pending a wider review of guidance to support planning policy".
Technical Guidance to the National Planning Policy Framework is available here.

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