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Appeal: Sequential test needed for homes in ‘lowest risk’ flood zone

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An inspector has thrown out plans for three homes in Devon on land within flood zone one – where the risk of river and sea flooding is lowest – ruling that a sequential test must also be applied at sites threatened by surface water flooding.

LOCATIONWest HillAUTHORITYEast Devon District CouncilINSPECTORI BowenPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/U1105/W/18/3218802The appeal concerned the site of a disused former Women's Institute hall in West Hill, a village in Devon. The appellant sought permission to demolish the hall and replace it with three new homes.Both parties agreed that despite being within flood zone........
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