Extending? Are you in a Flood Risk Zone?
Flooding is a big issue to the country and to your extension. The Environmental Agency has maps showing where flooding is likely to occur.
How does this affect my extension?
If your extension is in a high risk flood area then your local council can ask for expensive information.
So Harrow for example will request a flood risk assessment. It can cost anything from £800 to £1500 plus VAT.
How do you know if you in a flood risk zone?
Use this UK Government link https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk
How can you avoid this?
1. Use permitted development, to avoid the planning process
2. Check with your local council what their policy is
Not all councils are like Harrow. So some take a more pragmatic approach.
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