Environment Agency Flood Risk Assessment Rejection

Environment Agency Flood Risk Assessment Rejection

Environment Agency has released data for the 2012 to 2013 period which showns that the majority of planning applications objected to on "flood risk grounds" were rejected  because they considered the FRA (Flood Risk Assessment) provided to be unsatisfactory. What does this mean, why and what if anything can be learned from it? a) Not written by a professional civil engineering consultant. Some FRAs submitted are basic documents produced by Architects, Surveyors or others who lack the professional expertise...

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Adblue and the environment

Adblue and the environment

Adblue is soluble in water and Environment Agency advice is it should be kept away from surface water drainage systems which discharge to the environment. Yet most refuelling areas are not fully enclosed and therefore obtain considerable flows during windy rainfall events. As such most Sewerage Authorities will refuse to take such flows, or class them as trade flows if they do have spare capacity. To any extent, EA advice is in favour of sustainable drainage systems for such areas. Some industry advice can be in direct...

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Flood risk assessment advice – 5 “secret” tips to know

Flood risk assessment advice – 5 “secret” tips to know

It is value, rather than cost which is critical when obtaining flood risk assessment advice (FRA). You are essentially employing a civil engineering professional, to use their experience, to produce an independent report. The report should be independent to you, the various Authorities, Insurers or others involved in your existing site, potential purchase, or in relation to your proposed development.   It is often the case that flood risk assessments are requested by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in relation to...

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Commercial, industrial or other trade waste site water environmental audits

Commercial, industrial or other trade waste site water environmental audits

We understand customers often have a limited budget, but see the increasing need to have been proactive in understanding how their business can meets its obligations in relation to the latest UK and European changes in environmental protection legislation. There are already many statutory requirements set out in the Water Industry Act, Water Resources Act, Groundwater Act and with ongoing changes being introduced all the time in relation to the Flood Water Management Act and EU Water Framework Directive. We can offer: Informal best practice...

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Wendon’s Ambo Estate, Saffron Walden

Wendon’s Ambo Estate, Saffron Walden

Provision of strategic drainage advise to Polypipe Civils at their estate near Saffron Walden. Advise in relation to treatment works and pumping station options. Securing of Section 106 permission for pumped effluent flows. An application was made under Section 101a of the Water Industry Act. Section 101a is commonly called "first time sewerage". The aim is connect local communities to public sewers. This can include business estates (containing independent businesses), residential housing and other public facilities. A...

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