Flood Risk Management to support planning applications, property transactions and insurance for architects, planning consultants and developers and the legal market.
*1 Pricing based on site size & complexity.
|Features||FloodSmart||FloodSmart Plus||FloodSmart Pro||FloodSmart Groundwater|
|Suitable for Flood Zone||1||1, 2 and 3||1, 2 and 3|
|Professional opinion from expert flood risk consultants|
|Consultation with regulators|
|Fast delivery time (working days)**||5||10-30||10-30||5-10|
|Review of strategic flood risk assessment (SFRA)|
|Clear Flood mitigation and management options|
|£5 million PI|
|Supports Architects, Developers, Planning Consultants and the Legal Market|
|Environment Agency model data analysis|
|Environment Agency Flood Defences|
|GeoSmart Groundwater Flood Risk Map|
|Analysis of borehole logs|
|Review local groundwater data|
**2 Expedited turnarounds are available on request
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We undertook a FloodSmart GW Plus Report in 5 working days allowing informed decisions to be made regarding the acquisition of a site and groundwater flood risk liabilities. The potential site risks were identified and qualified through the formation of a preliminary risk assessment and supporting conceptual model. The risk was found to be moderate to high, and recommendations were made for an additional site specific investigation in order to better inform the potential owner of any liabilities associated with the purchase. We were commissioned by a private individual after a high potential risk of groundwater flooding was identified within 25 metres from the site by an initial third party…
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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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com