During Storm Christoph in January 2021, heavy rainfall caused significant flooding across various parts of the United Kingdom.
With only 21 days until the existing planning consent expired we had to design a conceptual scheme, consult with local landowners and the LPA and then submit a RIBA 3 developed design for approval.
In many ways this work was initially a simple Flood Risk Assessment with the rather unusual twist that the flood had already happened.
A client of ours acquired land adjacent to a river with the intention of building a warehouse. However, the company proceeded with the construction without obtaining the necessary planning permission from the local council.
Flood Risk Assessments (FRA) and/or Sustainable Drainage designs (SuDs) are now required for all sites of greater than 1ha, or in other sensitive locations.