Flood Risk Assessment – Dunsop, Lancashire

The client was applying for planning consent to construct a residence for the site manager of a fish farm, apparently within Flood Zone 3. The site is located in Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire, close to a river and large area of individual trout farm breeding ponds and watercourses.



Dunsop Bridge Trout Farm 


Flood Risk Assessment


Dunsop, Lancashire

How long

8 Weeks


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Comparison of flood levels using topographical data showed that the proposed residence was actually in Flood Zone 2 and, while the site was still at flood risk the development was shown to be viable. When the detail is considered on a site-specific basis, and further studies are carried out, flood zones can often be found to be inaccurate and a case for development can be successfully pursued.


The LK Group successfully assisted in gaining consent , where the planning authority had dismissed development due to the site being in Flood Zone 3. Confirmation of support was received from the Lead Local Flood Authority for a Water Compatible Development with a benefit to the environment.