Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) – Independent Professional Review

Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) – Independent Professional Review

We provide site specific professional Flood Risk Assessments for a wide range of clients; small domestic residential; elderly care facilities; commercial developments; schools and even Cathedrals. We help advise clients right across the UK, from Newcastle to Dover We also provide flood risk assessments in relation to existing sites which have flooded, or where a client wishes to understand the risk and mitigation better. Our Director Stephen Gibson has 25 years experience. He personally writes all reports and often visits to discuss proposals...

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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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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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Environment Agency Flood Risk Assessment Rejection

Environment Agency Flood Risk Assessment Rejection

Environment Agency has released data for the 2012 to 2013 period which shows that the majority of planning applications objected to on “flood risk grounds” were rejected ┬ábecause 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 and skill necessary to...

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