Flood Risk Assessment Northern Ireland
O’Sullivan Macfarlane regularly undertake various types of Flood Risk Assessment in Northern Ireland for a range of hydrological settings. We have successfully assessed a wide range of Flood Risk Assessment Northern Ireland, to include: –
- Developments in or near river floodplains;
- Developments in close proximity to reservoirs or dams;
- Developments at risk of costal flooding; and
- Developments at risk of surface water flooding (Drainage Assessments).
Flood Risk Assessments are now commonplace, and are often required by the Planning Service for a large number of planning applications, with the final Flood Risk Assessment requiring River Agency’s approval (in line with Revised Planning Policy 15 – Planning and Flood Risk), before the development can proceed. Our staff at O’Sullivan Macfarlane have successfully worked on Flood Risk Assessments for a range of developments types, including:-
- Single dwellings;
- Large scale housing projects;
- Hydro-electric schemes;
- Commercial / industrial developments; and
- Commercial sports grounds.
Modelling for Flood Risk Assessments
Should modelling be required as part of a Flood Risk Assessment, this work is carried out in-house using Rivers Agency recognised software, and modelling techniques which represent industrial best practice.
Our staff have extensive experience in modelling a range of scenarios and hydrological settings, including culverts, bridges, weirs and engineered watercourses. Over the past number of years, our staff have built up a good working relationship with the Rivers Agency, and continue to use industry recognised best practice for water course modelling.
With a combined experience of over 20 years in the environmental sector, drawing on expericance from both the private sector and the Northern Ireland Evironment Agency (NIEA), we have a significant expertise in the fields of Flood Risk Assessment and brownfield redevelopments.
All works are undertaken on a strictly confidential basis. If you would like any further information on our Flood Risk Assessment services, please do not hesitate to contact us.