Our team assisted the developer with a number of technical assessments to aid in both securing planning consent and in discharging pre-commencement conditions.
A significant aspect of this waterside site was of course flood risk and ensuring the new development, which is located in flood zone 3, would provide living accommodation not at risk of flooding, now and having factored in the increasing water levels through climate change, safe for the next 100 years.
Our flood risk work included wave modelling and held detailed negotiations with the Environment Agency as well as working through the sequential test. Additionally as a commercial brownfield site, we were required to carry out contamination assessments and some phase 2 sampling of soils on site.
Our Ecologist visited to inspect the old stone building for evidence of Bats and carried out emergence surveys to ensure no roost was present and prior to demolition, to satisfy an Archaeological planning condition, our Heritage team made a full building recording to provide an historic record of the existing packet shed stone building.