By J. Handmer
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These surveys could form a potentially valuable national computer based data archive for the assessment of flood hazard trends. To the author’s knowledge no detailed national assessment of flood hazard problems has been undertaken using these data and there are no plans for regular updating on a national scale. Floodplain development trends In Britain we do not know how rapidly flood loss potential is growing through the development of inland floodplains and coastal surge zones, although elsewhere (Burby and French, 1981) ‘encroachment’ is widely recognised as a major flood hazard producing mechanism.
They participate through part of the national planning system, whereby the local planning authority (local government) is supposed to refer development applications to the relevant water authority where the development is thought to have implications for flooding. At every step the referral system is entirely voluntary, and the planning authority can accept or reject the advice it receives (see Section III). 23 Flood Hazard Management Opinions on the development control system’s effectiveness vary widely.
G. 1981 “The costs and benefits of house raising as a flood mitigation option”, paper presented at 17th Conference of the Australian Institute of Geographers, Bathurst, New South Wales Smith, K. A. L. A. E. E. F. R. J. R. 1981 “River Management” in Lewin, J. Parker Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex Polytechnic ABSTRACT For those with limited knowledge of Britain this chapter begins by explaining some of the principal features of flood hazard institutions and policies in England and Wales.
Flood Hazard Management: British and International Perspectives by J. Handmer