If you require a flood risk assessment for your property, portfolio or project, the FPS Group have it covered. Flood Risk Assessments are handled by our consultancy division, FPS Environmental Ltd, by our team of leading flood consultants and Civil Engineers who are best placed to provide industry leading advice to our customers.
If you’re developing a site, you need to understand the potential risk of flooding on the site, and how it may affect surrounding areas.
Our services include:
To satisfy national planning policies, you require a flood risk assessment (FRA) for most developments within one of the flood zones:
This includes developments:
Contact your local planning authority to check if your development site is in an area identified as having a critical drainage problem.
You don’t need to do a flood risk assessment for a development that’s less than 1 ha in flood zone 1, unless it could be affected by sources of flooding other than rivers and the sea, for example surface water drains.
Land having a less than 1 in 1000 annual probability of river or sea flooding (show as ‘clear’ on the Flood Map – all land outside Zones 2 and 3).
Land having between a 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 annual probability of river flooding; or land having between a 1 in 200 and 1 in 1000 annual probability of sea flooding (shown in light blue on the Flood Map).
Land having a 1 in 100 or greater annual probability of river flooding; or land having a 1 in 200 or greater annual probability of sea flooding (shown in dark blue on the Flood Map).
This zone comprises land where water has to flow or be stored in times of flood. Local planning authorities should identify in their Strategic Flood Risk Assessments areas of functional floodplain and its boundaries accordingly, in agreement with the Environment Agency (not separately distinguished from Zone 3a on the Flood Map).
Site walkovers may be undertaken where required to facilitate the work, as well as the use of the most up to date flood risk mapping data through our comprehensive GIS system and senior operators.