Flood Risk Assessments £260 (exc. VAT) All fees correct until end December 2017 All our courses can be offered as in-house training for further details please telephone: 01446 775959 or email: admin@symmonsmadge.co.uk

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.

Learning outcomes:

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

Course Outline:

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

Pitt Report

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

Identifying Risk


Level 2 Flood Risk Assessments

Site flood risk

Mitigation options

Surface Water Management Assessments

Control of runoff from development sites

Surface water management methods and mitigation

Other Flood Risk Issues

Groundwater Flooding

Artificial Drainage Systems

Infrastructure Failure

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.


Interactive Exercises

Individual or Group Exercises


Intended for:

The course is intended for participants who wish to be able to understand and prepare both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

Pre-course Requirements

There are no pre-course requirements.

Course Duration:

One day (6 hrs) IPD/CPD

18th January 2017 Heathrow

26th January 2017 Belfast

23rd March 2017 Glasgow

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