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Flood risk sequential test vs. retail sequential test

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Richard Wood, modified 1 Month ago.

Flood risk sequential test vs. retail sequential test

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We have an edge-of-centre retail proposal which is largely in flood zone 2.  The applicant has submitted a flood risk sequential test to demonstrate that the scheme could not be reasonably accommodated on any site with a lower flood risk.

A rival developer, promoting a different, out-of-centre retail scheme has submitted their assessment of developer 1's flood risk sequential test. They conclude (not surprisingly) that there is an alternative, lower flood risk site that could accommodate the scheme.  But the lower risk, sequentially preferable in flood risk terms site is sequentially less preferable in retail terms.

How do we balance between the two seemingly conflicting sequential approaches?  Does anyone have any examples of where this circle has been squared previously?

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Helen Miller, modified 1 Month ago.

RE: Flood risk sequential test vs. retail sequential test

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Given that the LPA has a legal duty to take account of climate change I think the flood risk sequential test trumps the retail sequential test.