Ambiental were appointed by an Independent Town Planning Consultancy to support with providing two National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) compliant Flood Risk Assessments for two individual Change of Use applications in East Peckham. More specifically, one application was for a Class Q (change of use from an existing agricultural building to create a residential C3 use, whilst the second application was for the conversion of a redundant garage building to create an assisted-living annexe.
The existing buildings were both located on the same site. Both units were located within 15m of a nearby drain that falls within the ownership of the Upper Medway Internal Drainage Board.
Following submitting both FRA’s, along with relevant additional planning documents, MBC permitted the planning application for the conversion of the redundant garage in June 2019. Prior approval was later granted in December 2019 for the Class Q application.