UK Planning

Flood risk assessments (FRA) for planners, developers and conveyancers

As a specialist flood and environmental risk consultancy based in the UK, we provide a full range of services to test, collate and submit a flood risk assessment (FRA) for any size of development to local and national planning authorities. Any site over one hectare, or any development planned for a Zone 2 or Zone 3 flood risk area, now requires an FRA with planning applications. Our experience of submitting the right level of detail to authorities across the UK, and in multiple business sectors, including residential, commercial, power, renewable energy and infrastructure, means we can help you save time and money when applying for planning permission.

We conduct flood risk assessments (FRA) for planners, developers and conveyancers. We can help you understand your flood risks, meet basic planning application requirements, and recommend strategies to address complex flood risks that could stand in the way of you getting planning approval. Our services can help you:
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  • Reduce costs associated with planning delays and design changes
  • Speed up the planning process through improved communication with the Environment Agency and local planning authorities
  • Improve your chances of securing planning permission

Our flood risk assessment services

We tailor all our flood risk assessments and associated services to address the specific issues or requirements that your local planning authority might have.

We frequently undertake:

  • Flood risk assessments for planning applications, including NPPF (formerly PPS25), SPP, and TAN 15
  • 1D and 2D computational flood modelling to support planning applications
  • Groundwater flood risk assessments or basement impact assessments
  • Reports to gain credits for BREEAM environmental accreditation
  • Sequential and exception testing
  • Attendance at Committee and Appeal as and when required
  • Surface water drainage strategies, flood response, flood warning and evacuation plans

Our services

Our services for planners, conveyancers and developers include:

  • Flood risk assessment for planning applications
  • Sequential and exception testing
  • Surface water drainage strategies
  • Flood response plans
  • Groundwater flood risk and basement impact assessments
  • Advice on flood defences and flood risk management

Benefits for planning applications

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  • Reduce costs generated by planning delays and design changes
  • Speed up the planning process through our experience and contacts within environmental governing bodies and local planning authorities
  • Improve the chances of obtaining planning permission
Mark Naumann

Get in Touch

To get a quote or to discuss what you need, contact Mark Naumann

Call me on 0203 857 8540  Or email at [email protected]

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