Flood Risk Assessment, Hexham, Northumberland
Jul 16, 2015

A Flood Risk Assessment has been completed by RAB Consultants for a proposed residential development in Hexham.

The site is located to the north of the river South Tyne, within Flood Zones 2 and 3 in accordance with the Environment Agency’s Flood Map for Planning (Rivers and Sea); a flood risk assessment was therefore required.

A site visit was carried out by RAB Consultants to determine the flood risk to the area in relation to local ground levels.

Our assessment in order to meet the National Planning Policy Framework requirements, involved:

  • Data collection, including the Environment Agency’s modelled flood levels for the river South Tyne
  • Liaison with the Environment Agency, Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Water Ltd
  • An assessment of the risk of flooding from a number of sources including fluvial, groundwater and surface water

To enquire about our services please contact us: