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GeoSmart Extends Groundwater Flood Forecast Service to Flood Forecasting Centre for 3 More Years

GeoSmart Information, the innovative environmental reports and data business, has announced that it has agreed a new contract to provide the Flood Forecasting Centre with groundwater flood forecast alerts through to Winter 2020/2021. The Flood […]
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CPD webinar: Understanding Groundwater Flood Risk – 5th December ’18

Join our webinar: Understanding Groundwater Flood Risk 5th December 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and development. What will be covered? This […]
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CPD webinar: An introduction to Flood Risk Assessments – 28th November ’18

Join our webinar: An introduction to Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs) for property professionals 28th November 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and […]
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CPD webinar: Contaminated Land – 14th November ’18

Join our webinar: Contaminated Land – Impacts and implications on property and development 14th November 2018 12pm-1pm. Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and […]
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CPD webinar: Understanding SuDS – 24th October ’18

Join our webinar: Understanding SuDS for property professionals 24th October 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm (UK time). Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects, commercial property lawyers – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and […]
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CPD webinar: Understanding Groundwater Flood Risk – 10th October ’18

Join our webinar: Understanding Groundwater Flood Risk 10th October 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and development. What will be covered? […]
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CPD webinar: An introduction to Flood Risk Assessments – 26th September ’18

Join our webinar: An introduction to Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs) for property professionals 26th September 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management […]
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CPD webinar: Contaminated Land – 12th September ’18

Join our webinar: Contaminated Land – Impacts and implications on property and development 12th September 2018 12pm-1pm. Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and development. What […]
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Wales: SuDS now Mandatory for New Development

As we announced in our previous blog, regulations for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) for new property developments in Wales come into force today (7 January). The National Assembly passed the Sustainable Drainage (Enforcement) (Wales) Order […]
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Understanding Environmental Constraints on Site Development – A Guide for Architects, Planners and Developers

For architects, planning consultants and their developer clients, understanding the planning approach on contaminated land, flood risk and drainage can be bewildering. We have developed a handy one-stop shop for guidance on your role, policy, […]
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SuDS: Biodiversity Net Gains could become Mandatory for Developers

The Government is consulting on proposals to place the environment at the heart of new development. This builds on the promises in the legislative updates and the recently published 25 Year Plan. Sustainable Drainage Systems […]
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What is a Flood Risk Assessment?

A Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) takes into account the risk and impact of flooding on the site and considers how the development may affect flooding in the local area. It also provides recommendations as to […]
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Flood Risk and Climate Change: Developers Must Respond to Greater Uncertainty

The Met Office has provided its first major update on climate change in almost 10 years, warning of significant increases in rainfall, flood risk and coastal sea level rise in the decades ahead. This stark […]
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What is a Drainage Strategy for Planning Applications?

In our last post, “What is drainage assessment”, we considered the main factors that could affect drainage on a proposed site that would need initial risk assessment to inform a more detailed approach to the […]
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What is a Drainage Assessment?

Every planning application needs a drainage assessment. These vary considerably between Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and depend on the proposed size of the development, as well as the sensitivity of the local environment and topography […]
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Government Backed Funds to Unlock Brownfield Land Opportunity

Brownfield Land presents a significant opportunity for developers. It is favoured in local plans as priority areas for new build, it revitalises urban centres and prevents sprawl.  But there is also the potential risk of […]
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