Flood risk assessments
ESI delivers flood risk assessments in support of planning applications for developments in locations where a potential risk of flooding has been identified. ESI is commissioned by a broad sector of clients that include Architects, Developers, Planning Consultants, Construction Companies and private individuals managing their own projects.
ESI’s flood risk consultants offer technical support and advice and assist throughout the flood risk assessment process. Having supported many planning applications ESI has built an excellent relationship with the various Environment Agency regional offices and with local authority planning officers.
Flood risk assessments provided by ESI consider potential flooding to proposed developments from all possible sources including fluvial, coastal, pluvial and groundwater pathways. The impact the development will have elsewhere on people and property in the flood plain determined. Once all the relevant data, including flood levels and site rainfall is collated, site specific Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) options to manage excess storm water can then be assessed if required.
Standard advice from the Environment Agency will be followed appropriate to the type, scale and location of the development being proposed. All of ESI’s flood risk assessments follow the technical guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework documentation (formerly PPS25/SPP7).
A more detailed flood risk assessment is likely to limit delays imposed by either the Environment Agency (EA) or the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). Both organisations can routinely object to planning applications that have not been comprehensively prepared.
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A client testimonial
“I was very pleased with the work that Steve undertook for us. We were in a position where our house sale had fallen through based on misleading survey data. Steve understood our problem straight away and quickly turned around a very detailed report that satisfied our buyer. As a result the sale is now progressing. I found the report to be very comprehensive. It covered the technical and geological data, but was also written in a way that was easy to understand.” Peter Jones, a homeowner from Preston Brook, Nr Runcorn
If you require or think that you may require a flood risk assessment please call Dr Paul Ellis or Jonathan Kinnear on 01743 276100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the first instance your individual needs will be discussed at no cost and the best value approach agreed. You will then be provided with a fixed price quotation clearly summarising the information that will be contained in your flood risk assessment report.