Abingdon Tennis Club given green light at planning for flood mitigation plans

Abingdon Tennis Club given green light at planning for flood mitigation plans

When Abingdon Tennis Club started planning to extend and improve its facilities for the use of the local community, the risk of flooding was rightly flagged up by the Council and local residents. The Club turned to Wilsham Consulting, as a local specialist in sustainable civil engineering design to review and advise on the flooding issues. Some residents were concerned that the works could make the existing flooding worse, a genuine concern in relation to many similar multi use games area (MUGA) developments.   In the past...

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Flood grants for householders and small businesses

Flood grants for householders and small businesses

The Government scheme has now closed. However, it may still be appropriate to reduce your flood risk and potential for ungoing insurance claims.

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How to avoid flood damage

How to avoid flood damage

Depending on your location it may not be always possible to avoid flood damage, but it is essential to understand the risk and potentially mitigate. The situation regarding flooding is not as black and white as the Environment Agency often presents it. Their maps are limited to only some of the flood risks associated with new or existing developments. The flood maps relate to land rather than specific buildings with specific floor heights. For the public, it is not flooding generally which is of concern. Some flooding is both natural and can...

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Gatwick Airport Radar Tower avoids Christmas 2013 River Mole Flood

Gatwick Airport Radar Tower avoids Christmas 2013 River Mole Flood

The floods at Gatwick Airport around Christmas 2013 in relation to the River Mole caused considerable disruption when an electrical substation flooded. Such disruption to key infrastructure is completely unnecessary if competent Civil Engineering Consultants are employed to assess sites and produce appropriate flood mitigation solutions. At Wilsham Consulting our Engineers have experience of flood mitigation design for a wide range of clients, from domestic sites to key infrastructure. A good example of this is the NATS Gatwick Airport Radar...

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Flood zones 3a and 3b – Functional Flood Plains

Flood zones 3a and 3b – Functional Flood Plains

The Department for Communities and Local Government published the “Technical Guidance to the National Planning Policy Framework” in March 2012. This isĀ important, but not the only document relevant to consideration of flood zones 3a and 3b. One of the key elements of discussion is the designation between flood zonesĀ 3a and 3b. It is often completely misunderstood by Local Authorities and others involved in the process. Firstly people need to be clear as to what their role is. The Environment Agency (EA) provides “flood data...

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