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Flood Risk Assessment, Houghton-Le-Spring, County Durham
Aug 19, 2013

RAB Consultants prepared a Flood Risk Assessment in support of a proposed residential development in Houghton-Le-Spring, County Durham.

The site is located in flood zone 1 as identified by the Environment Agency's (EA) flood map.

RAB gathered information on all sources of flood risk and historical flood data from the Environment Agency, the Local Authority and Northumbrian Water. The site was considered to have a low risk of flooding from all sources although the development was expected to create impermeable surfaces on previous greenfield land.

RAB developed a Conceptual Drainage Design as part of the Flood Risk Assessment and proposed mitigation measures to ensure properties would not be impacted by future overland flows.