Sequential & Exception Tests

Experienced in helping you understand flood risk.

Sequential and Exception tests are a fundamental to securing planning for a new development in a flood risk area. We have successfully completed hundreds of Sequential and Exception tests which have allowed proposed developments to proceed.

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A sequential test compares your proposed site with alternative sites in order to develop the area with lowest flood risk. An Exception test follows if the Sequential test demonstrates that the proposed site is the only available location. The Exception test should demonstrate that the benefits of the development to the community outweigh the flood risk.


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