Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) Guidance

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is the official document that regulates the assessment of flood risks and their appropriate mitigations to the planning process. NPPF supersedes Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25), however the PPS25 Practice Guide remains in place until the Government chooses to replace it. Below you will find links to documents providing Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) guidance for England, Scotland and Wales.

NPPF: National Planning and Policy Framework

The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

Download NPPF

Technical Guidance to the National Planning Policy Framework

The National Planning Policy Framework: technical guidance, was archived and replaced on the 7 March 2014, by the new Planning Practice Guidance.

The planning practice guidance is a new web-based resource designed to be easily accessible.

Download Technical Guidance to NPPF

PPS25: Development and Flood Risk Practice Guide

PPS25 has now been superseded by the NPPF. The PPS25 Practice Guide has now also been cancelled and replaced by the new Planning Practice Guidance. 

TAN15: Technical Advice Note 15 – Development and Flood Risk

Technical Advice Note 15, or TAN15, sets out the policy framework for Wales.

Download TAN15

SPP: Scottish Planning Policy

Scottish Planning Policies (SPPs) provide statements of Scottish Executive policy on nationally important land use and other planning matters, supported where appropriate by a locational framework.

Download SPP

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