In order to comply with good practice and design standards; all designs must cater for climate change which will involve increased rainfall intensity, stronger winds and rising sea levels.
This often results in an increased requirement for attenuation in order to mimic nature in terms of discharge from a site.
Pinnacle believe that flood risk issues need careful consideration at the outset of any project. We enter into sensitive but effective negotiation with relevant authorities to ensure that development is both appropriate and cost effective.
Planning legislation is in place throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland for the assessment of flood risk in developments: –
- National Planning Policy Framework
- TAN 15 – Technical Advice Note 15: Development and Flood Risk (Wales)
- PPS 15 – Planning Policy Statement 15: [c1] Planning & Flood Risk (Ireland)
- The Scottish Planning Policy – Feb 2010
- The Planning System and Flood Risk Management 2009 (ROI).
A commitmenr to sustainability
In tandem with determining the effect of a project on a floodplain and any compensation works required, the development also requires the production of sustainable surface water management plans, drainage impact assessments and flood evacuation plans.
Flood management capability
Pinnacle has extensive experience of flood risk management and working with developers, planning consultants, local authorities and statutory bodies to provide expert help on: –
- Site specific FRA’s
- Hydrological assessment of rivers, the sea, breach analysis and potential overtopping of flood defences
- Flood compensation assessments and designs for development in floodplains with flood resilience advice
- Surface Water Management Plans
- Flood Evacuation Plans
- Drainage Impact Assessments
- Negotiation with Local Authorities and Statutory Bodies