The Lord Bishop of St Albans – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The below Parliamentary question was asked by The Lord Bishop of St Albans on 2016-01-27.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new housing developments were built in the period 2010 to 2015 against advice given by the Environment Agency.

Baroness Williams of Trafford

The information requested is not collected by the Department. The Environment Agency’s most recent report ‘Managing flood and coastal erosion risks in England’ indicates that between April 2011 and March 2015, over 99 per cent of proposed new homes had planning outcomes in line with Environment Agency advice where they had objected because of concerns about flood risk and had been made aware of the decision.