If your property is identified as Flood Prone it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to build on it, it means that you will need to submit an application to have your proposal assessed by a Flood Officer. Regulation 153 and 154 of the Building Regulations 2018 require Council Report and Consent to build on Flood Prone Land if your property is identified as liable to flooding or within designated land or works. You can learn more about building on flood prone land here.
The assessment officer will consider multiple factors including:
- Rising waterways
- Overland flow from adjoining land
- The affect the proposal may have on neighbouring properties
The assessment officer may require your plan to be modified, for example increasing the floor level to minimise the impact of flood water on your building or requiring additional drainage to minimise the impact of flood water on neighbouring buildings. The existing drainage may not be designed to accommodate the effect of your proposed new building on the natural flow of water over the land.
The current designated Flood Prone areas are subject to change without notice. It is recommended that a Property Information Certificate confirming the status of the land is obtained within 3 months prior to submitting this application or a refund will not be approved.
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