Flood Risk and Drainage

You may already be aware that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) to be submitted alongside all planning applications for sites in areas of flood risk, or greater than one hectare in area, or where critical drainage problems exist. We’re experienced in all aspects of Drainage and Flood Risk Assessment, providing reports and advice to support dozens of planning applications every year. We have first-hand experience of overcoming problems associated with flooding and developing solutions to any drainage issue.


Involve us at an early stage in your project and we can provide structured guidance through the master planning process from a quick ‘first opinion’ on the site, through constraints information to detailed site advice. We’ll then undertake more detailed assessments towards gaining planning consent for your development. Our cost-effective drainage strategies can significantly improve the profitability of a development and contribute greatly towards reducing risk. It’s hugely beneficial to get this right, from the start, and we can help.

At the end of last year I needed some work done to very tight timescales and your colleague really went all out to achieve this, and he did! I am very grateful for that.

Guy Langworthy, Director, Rule Five Land Ltd

Let us lighten the load for you with all aspects of Drainage and Infrastructure Design. Our dedicated Engineers and Scientists can interpret potential constraints and solutions on your site and with our client-centred, bespoke advice, we will help you to maximise its value. We have over 80 years’ team experience in Civil Engineering, Drainage, Environment and the Management of Construction; that counts for a lot.

Case Studies


The LK Group was appointed to undertake Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs) to support linked pl

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The client wished to gain outline planning consent to develop a site for a multi-user game

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Comparison of flood levels using topographical data showed that the proposed residence was

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The LK Group was appointed to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) to support a plannin

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Our client was in the process of compiling a planning application for retirement apartment

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Our Client wished to apply for consent for 700 dwelling site, which also included infrastr

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We were asked to prepare a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) to support a planning application f

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The planning applications included construction of a housing development on school playing

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