With increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, managing and mitigating the risk of flooding is critical for any development project. At Cambria, we provide the expertise you need to undertake the necessary Flood Risk Assessments for your project.
Landowners and developers have a primary responsibility for safeguarding their land and other property against natural hazards such as flooding.
Depending on the size and location of a development, it is likely that a Flood Risk/Consequence Assessment Report will need to be submitted and approved in order to secure Planning Permission.
Firstly to clarify, a Flood Consequence Assessment (FCA) is undertaken in Wales and satisfies the requirements of TAN15. A Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) is undertaken in England and fits the National Planning Policy Framework Structure (NPPF).
The complexity and technical content of these reports vary considerably depending on the Flood Zone they are located within and the type of development being considered. All these reports deal with any potential fluvial flood risks to the site and surface water flood risks to both the on site users as well as those downstream of the site. Our strategy for delivering approved FRA/FCA reports is usually a 2 stage approach involving the following:
Our Flood Risk Screening work establishes the extent of the work necessary to satisfy the Environment Agency (EA)/Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Local Planning Authority’s (LPA) requirements and involves the following:
Our FCA/FRA reports deliver a safe development adopting environmentally sustainable and affordable solutions designed to mitigate any flood risks resulting from the proposed development. The key issues addressed within this report include a detailed assessment of the following on-and off-site: