Flood Risk Assessment – Exmouth

Flood Risk Assessment – Exmouth

If you find out that your site is in Flood Zone 3a this does not mean that you will not be able to build on / develop the site. There will be more paper work, and you may have to wait some time for the Environment agency to decide whether your site is in fact suitable, but in 90% of cases Zone 3a will not pose as an insurmountable barrier.

Such was the case with a site in Exmouth, near Exeter, Devon where an infill building plot, was partially within flood zone 3a. It was quickly established that a variance in ground elevation was the cause of this  incursion, and that likely ground raising associated with the proposed develop would effectively place the proposed dwelling above flood water levels.

Flood Risk

Leave a Reply