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Flood Plain Building Control

Planning Authorities, usually a Local Authority, should be made legally liable for the damage to new housing and businesses that suffer loss as a result of flooding. It should be possible for a property owner to sue the Planning Authority for compensation where the Planning Authority has granted planning permission, and then subsequently has failed to ensure that adequate and effective flooding alleviation and mitigation measures have been implemented and maintained. This would have the effect of discouraging Planning Authorities from granting planning permission on a flood plane or area down to be subject to ground water flooding. Legislation should not be retrospective.

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Created By

Jeff Owen

Created On

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Closing Date

Friday 20 February 2015

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