Flood risk and surface water drainage are technical issues and the design of developments encompassing such features can require specialist inputs from engineers, hydrologists and drainage experts. Notwithstanding the specialist knowledge required to design for these matters, the approval of such designs lies within the planning authorities remit.
Tricorne Planning’s staff have a uniquely detailed knowledge of flood risk and sustainable drainage issues and how flood risk and drainage should be addressed within the context of a planning application. While in the employment of Norfolk County Council our Managing Director Richard Hattersley was seconded to the Lead Local Flood Authority and was responsible for the drafting of the Norfolk Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.
Whether you are proposing a major scheme with a sustainable drainage system (SuDS), or simply a riverside, coastal or flood plain development, we can ensure that your case is presented to the planning authority in a comprehensive and understandable format.