In order to award two credits
- Flood risk must be determined by a compliant, site-specific Flood Risk Assessment and cannot be based solely on on EA Flood Maps
- The credits for flood risk are awarded based on the pre-development site
Sites which have a medium or high flood risk from one or more sources (pre-development) can only achieve one credit, subject to mitigation measures being implemented as part of the development.
The criteria seek to encourage the development of sites in areas of low flood risk from all sources.
01/11/2021 Clarified: 'Sites which have a medium or high flood risk from one or more sources...'