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PPS 15: Planning and Flood Risk
Policy FLD 2

Policy FLD 2 Protection of Existing Flood Defences  
The Department will not permit development that would impede the operational effectiveness of flood defences or hinder access to enable their maintenance.  

Justification and Amplification

8.22 Flood defences are critical in protecting people and property in areas at risk from flooding. Accordingly, any building operations or other works on or near flood defences or other flood control structures that would reduce their effectiveness or impede their proper maintenance will not be granted planning permission
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