April, 2016Met Aids Flood Prevention

Met is conducting extensive river channel, floodplain, culvert and structure surveys to inform large urban flood modelling programmes in the north of England.

The sites pose significant accessibility challenges for our inland waterway team with investigations requiring boat access to reach deeper stretches of waterway whilst confined space teams are deployed to culverted sections, some less than 1m high. The investigation also requires roped access teams for surveying across weirs.

“Major flooding incidents of recent years has focussed attention on the environmental impact on areas at risk, and the need for specific flood risk assessments on proposed developments to satisfy planning and environmental requirements,” says Met Engineering Director, Andy King.

“As a result, developers and local authorities seeking planning consents for land that is known to be at risk of flooding are likely to face more stringent regulation in the wake of this winter’s unprecedented events.”

The Housing Minister has already warned that to progress affected schemes, a ‘full account of the flood risk’ will be required alongside proof of effective measures taken to resolve flooding problems.

Met Consultancy Group has over 20 years’ experience of risk assessment and design solutions incorporating flood prevention measures that are specifically designed to meet Environment Agency planning requirements.

Our surveying and engineering teams are able to provide fully integrated project assessments, investigations and design solutions incorporating flood prevention measures for all types of developments, specifically designed to meet EA planning and requirements.

Our inland waterways engineering and survey teams have extensive experience of flood risk and hydrogeological assessments ranging from river surveys to investigating the lay of the land and the condition of existing drainage systems.

If you would like to know how Met Consultancy can support your projects call us on 0113 2008 900 or email admin@metconsultancygroup.com

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