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Flood Risk Sequential Testing

Don’t get swept away by the regulations.

We have carried out extensive Flood Risk Sequential Testing for large-scale developments, and partner with engineers who can undertake Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs).

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What is Flood Risk Sequential Testing?

If you plan to locate either a housing or commercial development within Flood Zones 2 or 3, the Local Planning Authority and Environment Agency may ask you to carry out a Flood Risk (PPS25) Sequential Test and an Exception Test. (Find out which Flood Zone your site is in.)

The aim of your tests is to show that there are no other sites available nearby that could meet the needs of your development just as well, but without the risk of flooding. If you can’t show this, the LPA will likely refuse your application.

We can carry out a professional assessment of your site and conduct a Sequential Test and Exception Test on your behalf.

We can also liaise directly with the LPA and Environment Agency to agree the geographical area to be covered and the method for comparing flood risk.


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