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Flood Risk Assessment, Westgate, County Durham
Sep 9, 2013

RAB Consultants prepared a Flood Risk Assessment in support of a proposed residential development in Westgate, County Durham.

The site is located in flood zone 3a as identified by the Environment Agency's flood map and is at risk of flooding from the Middlehope Burn.

RAB gathered modelled flood levels, historical flood information and topographic survey data for the site and surrounding area and determined a safe access/egress route to vacate the site in the event of an emergency. RAB prepared a Flood Warning and Evacuation Plan to support the proposal andthe client was recommended to sign up to receive the Environment Agency’s Flood Warning Service.