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CO5  Development Requiring Additional Coastal Defence Works  Policy

Within areas considered to be at risk from coastal flooding or erosion, development will only be permitted where this would not necessitate the construction of additional sea defence or coastal protection works.

Reasoned justification :

20.32 Policy CO4 has established the principle of limiting the spread of sea defence and coast protection works along the coast unless these are necessary to protect existing development. Allowing new development in areas prone to flooding and erosion where this would require the construction of additional sea defence and coastal protection works is therefore unacceptable. Policies designed to prevent flooding are also contained within Section 19 of the UDP.