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Flood Risk Assessment Reports

Our flood risk assessment reports will provide you with detailed analysis of the flood risks in a given area helping you to prevent, mitigate or prepare for potential flood events. Based in Nottingham but serving much of England & Wales, we have decades of experience dealing with flood risk issues and extensive environmental knowledge and can work with you to develop a suitable flood mitigation strategy in order to support a planning application, comply with conditions and regulations and ensure adequate due diligence.

Assess Flood Risk - Desk studies comprising in-depth research of flood risk in a specified area including an analysis of the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment for the area, if available, and a review of topography, geology and Environment Agency data.

Support Planning Applications - Flood risk assessment reports with mitigation strategies to protect against potential flooding and to support a planning application or comply with planning conditions.

Flood Mitigation - Extensive environmental knowledge of flood risk issues and the ability to combine our 30 years of experience in the industry allow us to develop solutions to flood risk issues and mitigate against future floods.

Our Flood Risk Assessment Services

Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment - Our Preliminary Flood Risk Assessments aim to develop a detailed assessment of the site and establish the context, setting and suitability of proposed development, by conducting desk studies to collate information from the Environment Agency, Local and National Authorities and Strategic Flood Risk Assessments. This information is also used to apply the Sequential Test and Exception Test, a standard requirement for most flood risk assessments for planning permission. Environmental data sources including Government, research and private organisations, ranging from the British Geological Society, Environment Agency and Local Authorities to Government Departments, Strategic Flood Risk Assessments and Ordnance Survey will be utilised to determine the likely extent of flooding and the potential depth of such flooding, along with a qualitative assessment to determine the risk to a site and potentially allow for the specification of flood mitigation measures. If the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment report shows the flood risk to be acceptable or easily mitigated, this may be the only stage necessary, however, where there is shown to be a higher risk of flooding, further assessment may be needed.

Detailed Flood Risk Assessment - While desk studies provide vital site specific flood risk data and analysis, as well as providing the required information to support a planning application or due diligence, more detailed analysis may be required to further assess the flood risk and how best to mitigate it. Therefore, we also provide flood risk assessment work to produce models of water flow and drainage at a site, identify the ground conditions and better understand where potential floods are likely to occur. We can use this information to produce for you a clearly laid out and detailed flood risk assessment report providing additional information to inform project development and potential flood mitigation options.

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How Do Flood Risk Assessments Help?

Planning Permission - If a planned development is within an area of higher flood risk you may be instructed, often through the implementation of planning conditions, by the local authority to show that you have taken necessary precautions to protect the building from flooding. These precautions can include alterations to floor heights, material use and other flood resistant products. We carry out flood risk assessments with the aim of supporting proposed planning applications or complying with planning conditions, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your project. Our extensive practical experience, and variety of construction partners, allows us to design and manage the implementation of a range of flood protection measures and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) to work alongside our flood risk assessment report.

Due Diligence - Growing urbanisation has led to an increase in impermeable surfaces and resulting flooding events. This decreased permeability along with an increase in extreme weather events means that drainage infrastructure is vital and previous infrastructure may no longer be sufficient, resulting in many areas now at risk of flooding. Flood risk assessment reports are crucial in a range of industries, particularly construction, so if you're looking to develop on land potentially at risk from flooding, a thorough assessment of the potential risks and resulting impact on future flood risks will need to be carried out.

Flood Risk Assessment Case Study - We regularly carry out flood risk assessments in Nottingham, first assessing the risks to specific sites of river flooding from the River Trent and its many tributaries, surface water flooding in urbanised areas with limited permeable surfaces, groundwater flooding in areas with a shallow water table and permeable underlying soil and sewer flooding. There are many areas in Nottingham, however, that benefit from flood defences including the Trent Left Bank Flood Alleviation Scheme, funded by DEFRA and built by the Environment Agency, that protects thousands of sites north of the River Trent. A detailed analysis of the impact of potential sources of flooding and any flood defences that may be in place is essential in order to determine the risk of flooding at a specific site.

Meet Our Flood Risk Consultants

Consultants - Supervised by our Chief Technical Officer, Louis Turner, our fully comprehensive flood risk assessment reports, are carried out by highly qualified consultants, combining over 30 years experience with recognised in-depth technical qualifications in identification of environmental and flood issues.

Management - Our wealth of experience in project management, logistics and environmental consulting allows us to provide an efficient, friendly and high quality flood risk service for our clients. As a company, we believe that helping clients achieve their goals while simultaneously protecting the environment is a true "win-win" situation.

Partners - Our experienced, professional and qualified construction and consulting partners further extend the range of environmental services we are able to provide. These partners help us produce highly detailed and thorough flood risk assessments.

Contact Us - Contact us for an informal discussion about your requirements, alternatively, if your requirements are more complex, or you're looking for more information about our flood risk assessment reports or our company, a more formal consultation may be necessary. Following initial consultation we can provide an outline proposal detailing how we can help and the costs involved.

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