It has become critical for developers to understand how flooding might affect a potential site. Planners or Dfi Rivers may ask for a Flood Risk Assessment to assess flood risk to a development, or elsewhere as a result of the proposals.
Within certain areas, inclusive of most towns, Dfi Rivers have undertaken modelling in detail, whereby flooding levels and resultant floodplain delineation is available. This data can be used to incorporate within a desktop-based FRA.
However, for many sites within Northern Ireland, flood data is unavailable, and therefore detailed flood modelling is required to determine accurate floodplain delineation. This is a service which MCL can offer, often showing a vast improvement over mapping indicated within the strategic flood mapping.
This means that our experienced Flood Modelling Consultants can fully investigate the flood risk to a proposed development and advise on mitigation measures to reduce flooding impact, and in many cases, this will allow a proposed development within the mapped strategic floodplain to be positively considered.
MCL Consulting offers services to address all issues within PPS15 to include; Fluvial FRA with 1D or 2D hydraulic modelling, Tidal/Coastal FRA, Drainage Assessments with all elements inclusive of discharge consents, Culverting, and Reservoir assessments to include 2D hydraulic modelling if required.
If you require a desk study or modelled Flood Risk Assessment, please do not hesitate to contact us on Telephone: 028 9074 7766 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org