Flood Risk Assessment, Cleasby, Darlington, north east England
Dec 9, 2015

A Flood Risk Assessment has been completed by RAB Consultants in support of a proposed residential development at a site in Cleasby.

The development site is located in Flood Zones 2 and 3 in accordance with the Environment Agency’s Flood Map for Planning (Rivers and Sea) and the North West Yorkshire Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Volume II: Technical Report (April 2010) also shows the site within Flood Zone 3; therefore requiring a Flood Risk Assessment for this development.

RAB Consultants carried out a site visit to assess the flood risk to this site in relation to local ground levels.

Our assessment to meet the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework also involved:

  • Data collection, including the Environment Agency’s most recently modelled flood data for the River Tees at Cleasby
  • Liaison with the Environment Agency and Northumbrian Water Ltd
  • An assessment of the risk of flooding from all sources including fluvial, surface water, groundwater and drainage related; in accordance to North West Yorkshire’s SFRA.

Flood mitigation measures were included in order to highlight measures to reduce surface water run-off rates at the site.

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