We provide flood risk assessment and protection consultancy for residential, industrial or commercial schemes in Perth, Dundee, Tayside, Fife, Angus, Aberdeen
The assessment of flood risk receives increasing attention driven both by climate change and a competing pressures for limited available development land. All new developments or change of use proposals which appear to be at risk of flooding in Scotland are required to comply with Scottish Planning Policy. Millard Consulting provide a full range of services for the assessment and management of river, coastal and urban flood risks, providing innovative and cost effective solutions where required.
When a potential flood risk is identified by either SEPA, the Environment Agency or the Local Authority a flood risk assessment will be required for development sites before receiving Planning approval. Our experience is that early engagement with the authorities ensures flood management issues are dealt with constructively, easing the approval process.
Where required, flood mitigation measures can be incorporated into the detailed development design. An early appreciation of the potential flood risk helps with design of cost effective measures, their approval by the regulatory authorities, and minimises any potential impacts on other development considerations such as the design of the drainage provision or earthworks.
Our flood risk team have more than 30 years’ experience of flood risk assessment, risk management and mitigation. We specialise in providing objective advice tailored to the specific requirements of each site. This is the best way to help you achieve a cost-effective solution and enable development. Our team are happy to help you establish what is needed to satisfy Council or SEPA requirements in relation to flood risk.