House of Commons Managing Flood Risk
Para 50. Agreement that the Government will “prevent unnecessary building in areas of high flood risk”. Evidence to the Committee’s previous Future Flood Management Legislation inquiry supported this approach—for example, an insurance company urged that “clear attention” be given to curbing construction in areas exposed to high flood risk. A key aim of the PPS 25 (Planning Policy Statement on flooding) was to ensure that local authorities framed policies to locate development in places that “avoid flood risk to people and property where possible”, and which “manage any residual risk, taking account of the impacts of climate change”.