The devastating floods of 2007, exacerbated in many cases by inadequate storm water controls, have placed renewed emphasis on the need for adequate and sustainable storm water management.
In respect of development sites that are located within a flood zone, we can prepare Flood Risk Assessment as demanded by NPPF. Associated services include:
- Hydraulic Modelling
- Floodplain Compensation Modelling
- Flood Map Challenge
- Land Acquisition Studies
Our Water Management experts work proactively with Architects and Masterplanners to develop schemes that maximise development capacity without prejudicing the ability to manage flooding. In respect of formal Flood Risk Assessment (FRA), we prepare studies to satisfy the requirements of the NPPF and other supporting policy demands.
Planning and designing strategies to deal with foul and surface water involve two stages:
- Strategy formulation, testing and reporting
- Detailed Design of drainage systems
In the scheme development phase, we help our Clients to deliver effective Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS).
In later stages of a project, we support Clients by engaging with:
- The discharge of planning conditions
- Drainage and watercourse consents
- Code for Sustainable Homes