Flood Risk and Drainage - Flood Risk Assessments

 

Whether it is required for a residential or commercial site or you would just like a review of your land, our experts will provide a fully compliant Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) identifying the risks and mitigation measures.

Our flood risk assessments are fully compliant with flood risk legislation and will support you with any existing or future projects to ensure they are feasible.

Our FRA’s not only consider the risk of flooding from rivers (fluvial) but also the risk of flooding from surface water (pluvial), estuary/coastal (tidal), sewers and groundwater. In addition, the report provides recommendations for mitigation measures in accordance with national and local guidance to improve the impact of flooding on the site and surrounding area.


When do you need a Flood Risk Assessment?


The Environment Agency states that you need an FRA if:

  • Your site is located within In Flood Zone 2 or 3, including any minor developments and changes in land use
  • Your site is more than 1 hectare (ha) in Flood Zone 1
  • Your site is less than 1 ha in flood zone 1, including a change of use in development type to a more vulnerable class (for example, from commercial to residential), where they could be affected by sources of flooding other than rivers and the sea (for example surface water drains, reservoirs)
  • Your site is in an area within flood zone 1, which has critical drainage problems as notified by the Environment Agency
     

 

 

For more information on Flood Risk Assessments contact:


 Alex Bennett

 alex.bennett@m-ec.co.uk

 01530 264753

 

Case Studies 


Browns Lane

Taylor Wimpey 

Noise Assessment was undertaken for the proposed development of 165 homes.

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Long Clawson

Long Clawson Dairy

Noise assessment for the construction of additional storage.

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Oakham

Rutland Plastics Ltd

Noise Assessment for relocating industrial operations.

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