Whilst the published Flood Map for Planning provides an indication of potential flood risk it is not always right and can overestimate flood risk. No matter how complex the site we can undertake the work required to investigate and if appropriate, formally challenge the flood map. Our record is excellent. As a result we may be able to help free sites previously blighted by flood risk and increase developable area. Either way, it's a no lose situation.
Our technical expertise, our use of industry leading hydrological and hydraulic modelling tools (e.g. Flood Estimation Handbook; Flood Modeller Pro, TUFLOW), ground terrain mapping software (PDS, GIS and AutoCAD) and watercourse survey information enables us to accurately model flood outlines and hence, flood zones. Based on detailed site specific modelling we can assess the accuracy of the published flood maps and prepare the evidence required for submission as a formal flood map challenge.
We have numerous examples of where we have have successfully challenged the published flood map delivering increased developable area, improving development platform shape and unblocking development proposals for sites that were previously blighted by perceived flood risk.