What is a Flood Risk Assessment?

July 4, 2022

A flood risk assessment is an appraisal of the risk of flooding from all flooding mechanisms. The assessment is undertaken with guidance from The Nation Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) and Drainage Guidance for Cornwall (2010).

The Preliminary Flood Risk report assesses the risk to a site based on the following:

  • Site location and topography
  • Proposed development
  • Geology of the area
  • Hydrology and hydrogeology of the area
  • Perceived flood risk from fluvial, coastal, groundwater, reservoir, sewer and pluvial flooding methods
  • Any changes to surface water drainage
  • Impact to adjacent properties

Based on these factors recommendations will be made for any further investigations that may be deemed necessary as a result of the findings. These will be suitable for submission to local authority planning officers as part of the planning application for the site.

If required, this report can be undertaken alongside any of our mining, environmental or geotechnical reports.

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