Designations and constraints

When looking at your proposal there may be planning constraints that apply to your site. This page will help you in identifying those constraints and provide links or contact details where you can obtain more detailed advice.

Flood risk

The Environment Agency has published maps indicating those sites which have been identified as flood risk zones. Any development in flood risk zones must be appropriately flood resilient and resistant, be safe for its users for the development’s lifetime, and not increase flood risk overall. All forms of flood risk must be assessed, avoided, managed and mitigated against.

Last updated: 19 April 2017