What You Need to Know About the London Sustainable Drainage Proforma
If you have an upcoming development in the London area which requires a sustainable drainage...
When submitting a planning application, a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) may be a compulsory element to gain approval for your proposed development.
By carrying out a FRA, you can learn more about the flooding risks to your site. Flooding can occur from rivers, the sea, groundwater, surface water, sewers and artificial sources such as reservoirs and canals.
This information allows you to make arrangements to minimise any flooding and its associated damage to your property and your neighbouring sites. It also takes into account the risk your development can pose to others, as your site can contribute to the risk of local flooding.
There are certain categories to developments that mean Flood Risk Assessments are necessary for gaining planning approval, as required under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Environment Agency (EA) guidance. You will need an FRA if your site:
You can find out more about the flood zone your development is in by checking the UK government’s website here.
Our highly experienced team can also develop flood risk assessments to allow you to meet the necessary standards for obtaining ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’ credits and BREEAM credits. Our rates are extremely competitive for all the assessments which we can carry out on your behalf and we are certain that you will not receive the same service, for the same cost anywhere else.
We would be happy to work with you and your design team to create a bespoke solution to your flood risk requirements, specific to your development and the needs of the wider local area. We will provide you with an FRA that gives you strategies to mitigate flood risk and meet local planning policy.
“I have really enjoyed working with Nimbus. Sadia is extremely knowledgeable and is always willing to go out to her way to help clients. The speed at which Nimbus produce their work is impressive and the prices are extremely competitive. Special mention to Ryan Herity after we worked closely together on a couple of schemes. Always happy to pick up the phone and answer questions. He provided solutions that led to drainage officer approvals – you can’t ask any more than that!”
“I have used Nimbus Engineering Consultants for several years now. The service is second to none. Sadia effectively communicates throughout the entire process. Nimbus has never let me down. I would wholeheartedly recommend Nimbus for any and all SuDS advice. Nimbus shoot from the hip, and make my life easy, knowing if I have engaged them, I do not have to ever worry.”
“We’ve collaborated with Sadia on a few projects; Nimbus Engineering’s proposals were well-informed, attentive of regulatory trends and wrapped in proactive attitude.”
We have been working with Nimbus Engineering for some time in a collaborative approach, allowing us to provide our clients with a complete Engineering service. Primarily providing us with SuDs, foul and surface water design, along with highways design and detailing, Nimbus have given us a great service, both prompt and efficient.
We at Rouf Homes have been using Nimbus Engineering for a number of years, for all matters relating to Drainage design, Flood risk and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems design. We find them to be very knowledgeable on these matters, approachable, efficient and very cost effective
Richardson and Peat Ltd are pleased to be associated with Nimbus Engineering for their work on our Surrey school projects for new autistic teaching centres, with exemplary forward-thinking on the issues facing us with surface water attenuation they have not only dealt with the problems cost-effectively but by detailed design of rainwater gardens and swales have also enhanced the projects. Our company look forward to a continuing working relationship with Nimbus Engineering in the future.
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