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As a result of the changing climate for developments Flood Risk Assessments have become an important part of the Planning Process. As a result Flood Risk which has historically been overlooked, for some developments can be the difference between obtaining or being refused planning permission.

Therefore this course provides the information to allow water professionals to assess and complete both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments. The course does not go into the production of Level 3 assessments where hydraulic modelling of water courses is required.


On completion of this course, delegates will have the skills to be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments and:

  • Identify the level of flood risk at a site;
  • Understand the legislative requirements to complete a flood risk assessment;
  • Establish the outline mitigation options for the proposed development in terms of flood risk.

The course has been designed to allow the client to have the knowledge to be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

What happens if flooding occurs, the Lead Local Flood Authority and their role, Section 19 investigation


Introduction to Flood Risk

  • Why do we need Flood Risk Assessments
  • Types of Flood Risk

Legislation and Guidance behind Flood Risk Assessments

  • PPS 25 / Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009
  • Planning Policy Guidance (SEPA & Local authorities)
  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessments (SEPA)
  • Pitt Report
  • Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (England)

The Flood Risk Assessment Process

  • The Regulatory Regime
  • Guidance (SEPA and CIRIA)
  • The Sequential Test and the Exceptional Test
  • Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Assessments

Level 1 Flood Risk Assessments

  • Identifying Risk
  • Considerations

Level 2 Flood Risk Assessments

  • Site flood risk
  • Mitigation options

Surface Water Management Assessments

  • Control of runoff from development sites
  • Surface water management methods and mitigation

Other Flood Risk Issues

  • Groundwater Flooding
  • Artificial Drainage Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure

Lead Local Flood Authority and their role now and in the future


The course would be given using the following methods of delivery.

  • Presentations
  • Interactive Exercises
  • Individual or Group Exercises
  • Discussion


The course is intended for participants who wish to be able to understand and prepare both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

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