Flood Risk Assessment, Dumbarton, Scotland
Jan 12, 2017

Flood Risk Assessment has been completed by RAB Consultants in support of a planning application for a residential development in Dumbarton, Scotland.

The site was in within the medium flood risk area in accordance with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s flood map. The main source of flooding was from the River Leven, which runs to the south west of the site. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency had modelled data for the River Leven.  

In order to meet the requirements of the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP), our assessment involved:

  • Topographic survey of the site for comparison with modelled flood levels
  • Liaison with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • An assessment of the risk of flooding from all sources including fluvial, groundwater and surface water.
  • Recommendations were provided, balanced against design / construction constraints specified by the client.


For flood risk assessments in Scotland call Stirling 01786 611022 or Inverness 01463 513411