Flood Risk Assessment – Waverley, Carlisle

The LK Group was appointed to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) to support a planning application for 42 apartments for retirement living. A FRA was required because Environmental Agency flood maps indicated that the site was partly in Flood Risk Zones 2 & 3, due to a watercourse running through the site. The watercourse is however culverted and could be shown to offer a decreased flood risk

KEY FACTS

Who

McCarthy & Stone 

What

Flood Risk Assessment

Where

Waverley Gardens, Carlisle

How long

8 Weeks

Outcome

THE SOLUTION

The apartments were situated above flood level, and safe access was maintained by a pedestrian link from higher ground. Surface water attenuation was proposed beneath the car park to ensure that run-off would not exceed that from the undeveloped site, and not increase the risk elsewhere.

THE BENEFIT

Our effective project management assistance enabled the client to complete the project on time. The proposed development was granted full planning consent in April 2012.