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What is Flood Modelling?
Flood modelling is a method of simulating flood risks using data and computer modelling. Flood modelling allows flood maps to be developed by assessing and predicting the risk across a certain area for different flood risk events. Depending on the complexity of flood risk models, they may predict the processes that control flood events, such as precipitation, runoff, river flow and tidal patterns for different return periods, and how this interacts with the existing environment, built infrastructure and drainage network in an area.
Depending on the location, risk and detail of the modelling already available for your site, additional flood modelling may be required to maximise the safe development potential. If you are planning a development and require flood modelling support, FPS Environmental can help.
Flood Modelling for Planning Applications
Flood modelling is an important tool for planning applications as it helps assess the potential impacts of floods on a specific area and inform decision-making processes. In planning applications, flood models can be used to:
Assess flood risk: models can simulate potential flood scenarios and estimate the extent of flooding, the depth of water, and the velocity of flow. Bespoke flood modelling may be required to support your planning application if Nationwide flood modelling data is not detailed enough to use at your site. Whilst this may seem like a setback, it does help ensure the future safety and value of your development.
Guide land use planning: flood models can help inform decisions on land use planning. This can include identifying areas of flood risk across a site, along with how to safely manage this risk. This may include reviewing the property’s finished floor levels, and proposed site layouts, including the nature of any SuDS schemes and drainage networks. These must be compliant with relevant planning policy and flood risk guidance.
Inform infrastructure development: flood models can be used to design and evaluate the effectiveness of flood mitigation measures or compensatory storage. This may include assessing the impact of proposals, such as river bank re-alignment.
Support emergency planning: flood models can provide valuable information to support decision-making processes related to flood risk management and mitigation. This may include Flood Warning & Evacuation plans. This is vital to ensure the safety of occupants and the development.
Overall, the use of flood modelling in planning applications can help reduce the risk of flood damage on and off-site. Without suitable assessment of flood risk, your planning application will be declined. To maximise the safe development potential of a site, flood modelling may be required. We recommend you engage with a qualified Flood Risk Consultant to discuss your proposals.
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