Flood Warning and Evacuation Plan – Tilbury Essex
Southwest Environmental typically include a basic flood warning and evacuation plan within our Standard Flood Risk Assessment Report. However, some times for large multi use developments, in high risk areas a more detailed report is needed.
These Flood Warning and Evacuation Plans have numerous objectives which are listed below:
- To inform residents and / or site users of likely flood conditions, how deep, will it be fast flowing.
- To explain the flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency and how to interpret these warning, and act upon them.
- To describe the location of any safe refuge that may be included within the building.
A safe refuge is an area assigned within a building that is set above the 1 ;1000 year flood level. Residents or employees can move to this higher area within the building in the event of a flood. They may have to remain in the safe refuge for a number of day so it is important that there is space and facilities available accordant with the anticipated number of occupants.
It was conditioned within the planning approval for the development that a list of provisions be included for the safe refuge store within the Flood Warning and Evacuation Plan, and this was provided based on MSN 1676 a specification for provision in life raft and life boats. Irrelevant equipment was omitted, but by following this guide it was thought a long lasting and useful collection provisions was established on site.
This particular project in Tilbury, Essex require two plans, one for residential site users and one for commercial users.
If you have requirements of this nature with regards to a planning application or a planning condition relating to Flood Warning and Evacuation Plans then please get in touch.