Sequential and exception tests
Developers need to evidence that sequential or exception tests have been used in selecting a site. Permission will be refused if you do not provide this information.
The Environment Agency has prepared a matrix confirming when to consult them. It shows the environmental risks of an application. This matrix also includes local standing advice for areas within Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon. We can process low risk applications without consulting the Environment Agency.
Surface water drainage for small scale developments
Surface water run-off from impermeable surfaces such as roofs, driveways and patios must be contained within a development.
Strategic flood risk assessment
The assessment helps us consider flood risk as a planning issue and also when designing highway drainage schemes and preparing for emergencies.