Flood Risk Assessments

What is a Flood Risk Assessment?

Over 5 million properties and areas of land across the UK are at risk from flooding, and this is set to increase with climate change and property development.

Whether you are a homeowner, planner, property developer, or architect, you need to understand and mitigate the risk of flooding when designing, redesigning or developing on land.

Flood Risk Assessments are now a common part of the planning process, allowing developers and local authorities to assess the flood risk to a property or area of land.

RAB Consultants are experts in providing Flood Risk Assessments and advice. Collectively the team have over 50 years of experience helping homeowners, landowners and developers evaluate the risk of flooding and mitigate potential issues.

Do I Need A Flood Risk Assessment?

Data clearly shows that the UK is experiencing warmer and wetter conditions, and with it an increase in total rainfall amounts and flooding events. This is turn has led to greater focus from authorities on flood risk assessments and sustainable drainage solutions at the planning stage.

We use our in-depth knowledge of UK planning policy in conjunction with industry leading software to assess and reduce the risk of flooding to your home or area of development land.

The team at RAB Consultants have delivered flood risk assessments for a wide range of property types and development sites, including small housing extensions, new build houses, commercial properties, and large scale complex multi-build projects.

We have worked across the UK, and have experts in all regions including SE England, Midlands, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Please get in touch with us using the form opposite for an informal discussion on whether you need a flood risk assessment for your project. If you do, then we can explain the process and discuss options based on your specific requirements.

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What is Involved in a Flood Risk Assessment?

The objectives of a Flood Risk Assessment include:

  • Researching your area of land and neighbouring areas for previous flooding events
  • Check if any previous Flood Risk Assessments have been undertaken in your area
  • Establish the flood risk for your specific property or area of land
  • Compare your flood risk against national and local planning policy to see if there might be a issue
  • If there is a potential issue, then recommend suitable mitigation measures to reduce the risk of flooding to your property or development

How Long does it take to get a Flood Risk Assessment?

The average length of time for a Flood Risk Assessment is 4-6 weeks, but this can vary considerably based on a whole range of factors. Your specific property or development is unique, and we treat it that way. Factors that play a part include flooding history in the area, local topography, historical uses of neighbouring land, other developments, and obviously the exact scale and design of your project.

These all need to be evaluated and assessed, and can influence the time it takes to gather and assimilate all the necessary data for your Flood Risk Assessment.

The team at RAB have decades of experience and have worked on literally thousands of projects, so we are perfectly placed to guide you through the process and help with the Flood Risk Assessment for your project.

Please use the contact form below to get in touch for an informal discussion on your specific project. We can explain the process and give guidance on the best way to support your project, regardless of how big or small it is. Each development is important to us, and our personal and bespoke approach is something that we pride ourselves on.

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