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FLOODSMART – FEATURE COMPARISON

Flood Risk Assessment Reports to support planning applications, property transactions and insurance

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FLOODSMART
 

£595

Flood Risk Assessment (FRA)                                                                        Flood zone 1
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FLOODSMART
PLUS

£795

Flood Risk Assessment (FRA)                                                                        Flood zones 1 and 2
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FLOODSMART
PRO

£995

Flood Risk Assessment (FRA)                                                                        Flood zones 1, 2 and 3   See sample report

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FLOODSMART
GW

£295

Groundwater Flood Risk                                     Screening assessment      See sample report

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FloodSmart
  • Suitable for Flood Zone 1
  • Consultation with regulators
  • Fast Delivery (5 working days**)
  • Review of local strategic flood risk assessment (SFRA)
  • Clear Flood mitigation and management options
FloodSmart Plus
  • Suitable for Flood Zones 1 and 2
  • Environment Agency model data analysis
  • Consultation with regulators
  • Fast Delivery (10 – 30 working days**)
  • Review of local strategic flood risk assessment (SFRA)
  • Clear Flood mitigation and management options
  • Flood levels
FloodSmart Pro
  • Suitable for Flood Zones 1, 2 and 3
  • Environment Agency model data analysis
  • Consultation with regulators
  • Fast Delivery (10 – 30 working days**
  • Review of local strategic flood risk assessment (SFRA)
  • Clear Flood mitigation and management options
  • Flood levels
  • Environment Agency Flood Defences
FloodSmart GW
  • GeoSmart Groundwater Flood Risk Map
  • Fast Delivery time (5-10** working days)
  • Analysis of borehole logs
  • Review local groundwater data
  • Clear Flood Mitigation and management options

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Sequential Tests
  • Basement Impact Assessments
  • Flood Modelling
  • Portfolio Screening
  • Flood Evacuation Plans
  • Business Continuity Plans
  • Groundwater FRA’s
  • Flood Consequence Assessments (Wales)

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*1 Pricing based on site size & complexity. **2 Expedited turnarounds are available on request

Why choose GeoSmart?

Our environmental reports are second to none in terms of quality, compliance and current data. We also provide £5m of PI cover for all reports and services.

FAQs

Your frequently asked questions answered:

Do I need a Flood Risk Assessment?

A Flood Risk Assessment is required for any planning application where the site of the proposed development is located within Flood Zones 2 or 3 as defined by the Environment Agency. Such sites are considered to be at risk of flooding and the Environment Agency and local planning authorities have the power to challenge planning applications that have not taken into account all of the flood risks involved.

A Flood Risk Assessment is also mandatory for sites of 1 hectare or greater in Flood Zone 1, and for smaller sites in an area within Flood Zone 1 which has critical drainage problems, as notified to the local planning authority by the Environment Agency. For further information on the relationship between Flood Zones and Flood Risk Assessments, see our news item Flood Zones Explained.

A Flood Risk Assessment should demonstrate how a proposed development will manage flood risk from all possible water sources to the site in question. Changes in flood risk to off-site locations as a consequence of development should also be considered with recommendations provided to avoid increasing such risk.

Is my site located in a Flood Zone?

If you live in England, your site will be located in a Flood Zone as defined by the Environment Agency for planning purposes, but many will be located in Flood Zone 1 with a low probability of flooding. To find out what Flood Zone your site is located in, input your postcode into the Environment Agency Flood Map.

Who are Flood Risk Assessments Intended for?

  • House builders and developers
  • Property professionals such as architects, planning consultants and land agents
  • Lawyers and solicitors
  • Lenders, banks or mortgage providers
  • Businesses
  • Private individuals
  • Insurance companies

Why might a Flood Risk Assessment be required?

  • Validating planning applications
  • Meeting planning conditions
  • For land and property purchase
  • For the sale or divestment of a site
  • Due diligence
  • Lending, mortgages, pension funds
  • Business risk assessment

Delivery

A FloodSmart Report can be delivered in 5-10 working days. Delivery of reports requiring Environment Agency consultation and data (FloodSmart Plus and FloodSmart Pro) is dependent on the Environment Agency response times to supply data, which can take up to 20 working days.

Typically your report will be dispatched ten working days from receipt of the EA data. A premium delivery is available if your report is urgent – do get in touch and let us know. Your report will be sent in electronic format as a .pdf file straight to your inbox, with hard copies available at an additional cost.

Why commission a FloodSmart FRA Report?

Local planning authorities are likely to request a Flood Risk Assessment for any site which is situated on the modelled flood plain, and within the vicinity of a fluvial or tidal watercourse.

Flood Risk Assessments are also requested in areas of low fluvial or tidal flood risk if a proposed development is over one hectare in size and/or lies within a critical drainage area.

Which FloodSmart FRA report is best for you?

Different levels of flood risk assessment reports are required for different purposes. We’ve therefore developed a range of products which are suited to meet the various needs of our clients. If you’re not sure which level of report you need please contact us info@geosmartinfo.co.uk