Planning minister Keith Hill announces review of flood planning policy

The government has announced that it is to review planning policy on flooding. Minister for planning Keith Hill said that the latest research on climate change would be considered in the review of Planning Policy Guidance Note 25 Development and Flood Risk.

Hill said: "Much of relevance has happened in the last three years since PPG 25 was published. This review will take account of scientific and other developments over that time and the views of stakeholders.”

Hill said that a consultation draft will be issued in 2005 if the review of PPG25 identified a need for it to be upgraded.