As a result of the changing climate for developments Flood Risk Assessments have become an important part of the Planning Process. As a result Flood Risk which has historically been overlooked, for some developments can be the difference between obtaining or being refused planning permission.
Therefore this course provides the information to allow water professionals to assess and complete both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments. The course does not go into the production of Level 3 assessments where hydraulic modelling of water courses is required.
Aims & Objectives:
On completion of this course, delegates will have the skills to be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments and:
Identify the level of flood risk at a site;
Understand the legislative requirements to complete a flood risk assessment;
Establish the outline mitigation options for the proposed development in terms of flood risk.
The course has been designed to allow the client to have the knowledge to be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.
What happens if flooding occurs, the Lead Local Flood Authority and their role, Section 19 investigation
Introduction to Flood Risk
Why do we need Flood Risk Assessments
Types of Flood Risk
Legislation and Guidance behind Flood Risk Assessments
NPPF and the relevance of PPS 25/TAN 15/PPS 15
Regional Planning Policy Guidance
Local Planning Policy Guidance
Strategic Flood Risk Assessments
Flood and Water Management Act 2010
The Flood Risk Assessment Process
The Regulatory Regime
Guidance (EA, DEFRA and CIRIA)
The Sequential Test and the Exceptional Test
Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Assessments
Level 1 Flood Risk Assessments
Level 2 Flood Risk Assessments
Site flood risk
Surface Water Management Assessments
Control of runoff from development sites
Surface water management methods and mitigation
Other Flood Risk Issues
Artificial Drainage Systems
Lead Local Flood Authority and their role now and in the future
Mode of Delivery:
The course would be given using the following methods of delivery.
Individual or Group Exercises
The course is intended for participants who wish to be able to understand and prepare both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.
There are no pre-course requirements.
One day (6 hrs) IPD/CPD
18th January 2017 Heathrow
26th January 2017 Belfast
23rd March 2017 Glasgow