pdp Green Consulting were commissioned to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment to accompany a planning permission for change of use for part of the site from camping pitches to static units.
Flow modelling of the site was undertaken in accordance with best practice and well established methods of analysis. Flow data was available from a crump weir located adjacent to the site. These data sets were used to calibrate the model so that a reliable flow rate for the catchment could be established.
There was also extensive historical flood data available downstream of the site, which was compared with the model results for further verification.
Parts of the site were shown to flood and pdp Green were able to work with the client to minimise the flood risk, resulting in a successful application.