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Building Regulations: Floods

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 64756, tabled on 27 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will introduce a set of flood resilience baseline building regulation standards for new properties and properties that have been flooded which are being reinstated.

Answered on

1 November 2021

Statutory guidance to the Building Regulations in Approved Document C Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture already promotes the use of flood resilient and resistant construction in flood prone areas

National planning policy is clear that inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding should be avoided. Where development is necessary, it should be made safe and resilient – and without increasing flood risk elsewhere.  Mitigation measures such as defences, landscaping or raising floor levels can sometimes make development acceptable in such areas. Such measures can be made a requirement of any planning consent.

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