Flood Risk and Drainage – McCarthy & Stone, Carlisle


The LK Group was appointed to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) to support a planning application for 42 apartments with associated landscaping and car parking. An FRA was required because Environment Agency flood maps indicated that the site was partly in Flood Zones 2 & 3, due to the Gosling Sike watercourse running through the site. The watercourse is however culverted and could be shown to offer a decreased flood risk. A recent modelling report confirmed the site to be at low risk from fluvial flooding.