The KBCN has been withdrawn and is no longer valid.
This is because its content was created on the basis of a very specific case and should not be applied generally. The authority/organisation’s confirmation is no more robust or detailed than reference to flood maps, which are not in themselves compliant without a FRA.
KBCN withdrawn on 31/03/17: Where a national or local authority/organisation has confirmed, in writing, that the site has a low risk of flooding from all sources and that a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) is not required then this is acceptable and the two credits can be awarded. The authority/organisation's written confirmation is a sufficient indication that an appropriate level of flood risk assessment has been completed. Please note that the use of relevant flood maps without this additional confirmation from the authority/organisation is not acceptable.