Flood Risk Assessment Services
From Flood Services
Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs) are a formal requirement to support many planning applications in the UK. Specific requirements apply in England, Wales and Scotland, but in general, FRAs need to demonstrate whether a proposed development is likely to be affected by any type of flooding and whether it will increase flooding elsewhere.
HLS has undertaken hundreds of FRAs and FCAs (Flood Consequence Assessments) in recent years for development including housing, commercial, agricultural, power, leisure and quarrying. We offer a range of FRAs including:
- Level 1: Desktop review to highlight the potential for development and issues that would need to be taken into account in any full FRA, typically costing £500 to £1,000;
- Level 2: Preparation of a report for submission with a Planning Application, typically costing £1,000 to £2,000;
- Level 3: FRA requiring detailed modelling, such as hydraulic modelling for a formal flood map challenge.
The clear format of our Reports has been widely appreciated by regulators and clients alike.