Flood Risk Assessment

Having the capability to assess flood risk alongside all other planning considerations at the start of a consultation means we can take account and advise of any special measures needed to protect against flooding early in context with the rest of the project.

BEK can provide site specific Flood Risk Assessments to support planning applications for residential and commercial developments to satisfy Environment Agency and Local Planning Authority requirements as well as offering peace-of-mind for beginning development.

We can also provide indicative surface water drainage information for developments and provide advice on suitable sustainable drainage systems (SUDs) for managing increased flows as a result of development. As part of the National Planning Policy Framework, the Local Planning Authority and Environment Agency may request a Flood Risk Assessment as part of the planning application process if your development is located within Flood Zone 2 or 3 of the Environment Agency Flood Map or is greater than 1 Hectare in size.

Our Flood Risk Assessment will assess the risk of flooding to your site from various sources including:

  • Flooding from Rivers and the Sea
  • Groundwater Flooding
  • Surface Water Flooding
  • Artificial Water Sources (e.g. Reservoirs)

If you have any concerns regarding flooding at your property, need to ensure conditions for a development or just need general flood advice, give us a call and our flooding specialists can run you through the process and give you the guidance you need.