From waterbriefing Five regional water resource groups have published their Emerging Regional Water Resource Plans, setting out how they propose to address a predicted water deficit for England of 3,435 million litres per day (Ml/d) megalitres by 2050. The estimate is set out in the national framework for water resources paper Understanding England’s future water needs […]

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Executive summary Effective planning is essential for getting the right kind of sustainable growth in the right places. This includes avoiding development in flood risk areas and creating and maintaining places that are resilient to flooding. This report describes how flood risk information is used in strategic spatial plans and decision making, and the barriers […]

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This review identified key areas of the planning process related to flood risk management and sets out actions the government will take to strengthen its approach. The government’s Planning for the Future policy paper announced a review of policy for building in areas at flood risk. In July 2020 the government published its Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk […]

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