Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

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Environment Agency (Jennifer W… 16 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Water and Climate Change Development and Flood Risk Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2331
  • Status: Accepted
Overall we are pleased to note that matters of interest to us have been addressed and as such we consider the sound. We do however, have a few comments to make and suggested amendments for clarification purposes. Section 5.329 Suggested additional wording with respect to defining Functional Floodplain: The functional floodplain is 'land where water has to flow or be stored in times of flood' and will have the highest protection against development. Only water compatible developments or essentia
Kingsnorth Parish Council (L Bunn) 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Water and Climate Change Development and Flood Risk Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2213
  • Status: Accepted
ENV6 p237 This policy is supported and considered sound
CPRE Kent (Ashford District Co… 09 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Water and Climate Change Development and Flood Risk Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1515
  • Status: Accepted
As recognised by the Council, development within Flood Zone 1 has the potential to cause additional flood risk if runoff increases. It essential that the Council discusses its plan and proposed sites in detail with the Environment Agency and Kent County Council to ensure the plan makes an improvement to overall flood risk. CPRE notes the Council's recent SFRA and seek clarification that it has been prepared in consultation with the Environment Agency and Kent County Council. Similarly, the coun
Newenden Parish Council (Ake N… 09 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Water and Climate Change Development and Flood Risk Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1505
  • Status: Accepted
The river Rother plays an important role in the village and we welcome every effort to protect it from inappropriate developments. The village is closely connected to the river, and much of its history is derived from river trade. Consequently, the village is dependent on the dams, sluices and other flood protection with which the river has been managed for at least 700 years. Any development proposal to diminish or remove such protection would put at terminal risk many of our businesses and lei
James Ransley 07 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Water and Climate Change Development and Flood Risk Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1143
  • Status: Accepted
5.324 ..... New development presents an important opportunity to 'build-in' additional local capacity in terms of flood mitigation. Adaptations to new development can contribute towards combating the effects of climate change over the next 100 years. The scoring criteria used for site assessment actively select against those with the greatest scope to combat climate change in conflict with council policy. Sites with the lowest percentage of area which floods score well and those with the highes
James Ransley 07 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Water and Climate Change Development and Flood Risk Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1136
  • Status: Accepted
New Environment Agency guidance on allowances for climate change assigned the greatest increase in fluvial (river) flows and rainfall intensity to the South East. I am told that the local EA office has applied for funding to produce new flood maps and may receive it in 1-2 years, so it would seem the maps will likely not be available until the second half of 2018 at the earliest. In the time being it is the responsibility of developers to have flood modelling conducted to meet this guidance. ABC