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As the Local Planning Authority, we are responsible for making sure that new developments will not be affected by flooding or will not cause a risk of flooding to others.

Drainage Assessment Guidance

Every planning application needs a drainage assessment. Here we identify what drainage details are needed for different types of planning applications.

Critical Drainage Areas

Information about Critical Drainage Areas and how developments can manage surface run-off within them.

Flood Zones

Guidance for completing a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) including how to find out which flood risk area your development is in.

Consultees and Legislation

To help us assess the development for flood risks, we consult with relevant bodies including the Environment Agency and Devon County Council.

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