Details of our Standing Advice for low risk planning applications.
Standing Advice is a tool to help Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) establish the level of environmental risk involved with planning applications and deal with low risk applications without the need to consult the Environment Agency directly. Allowing us to focus our efforts on higher risk developments. We will still continue to provide case by case advice to plans that are classed as high risk by the Standing Advice.
What are the advantages?
- Consultations with us are faster
- Our responses will be more consistent
Standing Advice forms an important part of the Government's reform of the planning system, by delivering faster and more consistent decisions while continuing to give full consideration to possible environmental effects. So far we have developed Standing Advice on Development and flood risk for England.
New Development and Flood Risk Standing Advice
Following the launch of Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25): 'Development and Flood Risk' in December 2006, we have updated our Flood Risk Standing Advice (FRSA) - which can be found below. The updated advice reflects the policy contained within PPS25, and our role as a statutory consultee on flood risk matters.
FRSA version 2.0 is live from 16 February 2009.