Flood and coastal risk guidance: climate change allowances

This guidance will help planners, developers and their advisors implement the national planning policy framework (NPPF)'s policies.

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Flood and coastal risk guidance for planners: Climate change allowances for planners

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This guidance supports the national planning policy framework (NPPF) and can be used to help prepare risk assessments for local plans and planning applications. We will refer to this guidance when commenting on plans and projects

Published 6 August 2013