- Floods Directive (NI legislation)
- Floods Directive (European legislation)
Other related legislation and policy
- Water Framework Directive (NI legislation)
A sister Directive being delivered by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (www.ni-environment.gov.uk
). The Directive works to protect and restore clean water across Europe and ensure its long-term, sustainable use.
- Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
The Floods Directive legislation was subject to a SEA. This means that we took environmental considerations into account when preparing the legislation.
- Planning Policy Statement 15 (PPS 15)
The Department of the Environment’s PPS 15 aims to prevent future development that may be at risk from flooding or that may increase the risk of flooding elsewhere. In relation to land use planning, this policy also summarises the drainage and flood regulation roles and responsibilities of The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Rivers Agency), the Department of Regional Development (NI Water and Roads Service) and the Department of the Environment (Planning Service).