Why Choose Aegaea for your Flood Risk Services

Make the most of your site and your application by getting a flood risk assessment undertaken by industry experts.


Aegaea have a demonstrated track record of increasing development potential. Our team of hydraulic modellers can use the latest data to help you try and develop a masterplan that not only gives you more units for development at lower risk, but increases the visual appeal, environmental sustainability and efficiency of your site. We work with drainage engineers, planners, architects individual owners, environmental consultants, engineers, structural designers, waterproofers…we work with your whole design team in whatever fashion you need us to, in order to deliver a quality and beneficial FRA for your site.

We have experience across a full range of schemes and have successfully delivered for individuals, consultancies and national house builders. We have a team of in house technical experts on policy, flood modelling and drainage who will be ready to help you. Just head over to contact us and let us know a bit about yourself and give us a few details. We will get in contact and see how we can help.

Aegaea are a team of experts who can help you understand your requirements, obligations and help you plan your development to its fullest potential. We offer fully compliant flood risk assessments whatever size your development is, from small to hundreds of houses.


FRA from policy to production

Aegaea use Environment Agency, Local Authority and detailed model data to undertake your flood risk assessment. We consult with all the relevant authorities so that we understand the potential risks to your site and what we might be able to do to mitigate them.

We cover flood risk from rivers and the sea, surface water, groundwater, reservoir inundation and risk from other sources like raised canals and defences. We combine all of this into a single report, that can combine with a drainage and SuDS strategy to give you the best possible chance of planning permission and the best possible assessment of risk.

The reason that we do it this way? We go by the policy and the requirements, then use our industry experience and knowledge of local regions to make sure that we get you the right answer. We do this all for a highly competetive price, with no “one size fits all” quotes.

UK planning policies states that you will require a flood risk assessment (FRA) under certain circumstances.

​These are largely if:

you are applying in an area where flooding has happened previously, if there is a risk to your proposal from flooding, if your development is over a certain size (1ha) or if there is a change of use to a more vulnerable development type (for example from commercial to residential).​

There’s other reasons as well, but those are the primary ones.

Depending on you level of vulnerability and your flood zone classification, you may be required to undertake additional regulatory hurdles such as a sequential and exception test.

These can be problematic to get through, but our experience means we can be with you every step of the way from Local Allocation, planning permission and detailed design.

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Why use a professional?

A flood risk assessment is not just a regulatory hurdle however. A well written, researched and thought out FRA can add value to your planning application by reducing costs of design, redesign and water management. ​Engaging early with a FRA professional will ensure that you meet all your planning obligations, reducing that regulatory burden. ​ UK policy is one of risk vulnerability classification and seeking to steer development to areas of lowest risk. The policy is well intentioned, but can be confusing. Therefore it is best that you contact experts for substantial advice as early as you can in your planning journey. Climate ChangeThe NPPF also requires that plans should take a proactive approach to mitigating and adapting to climate change, taking into account the long-term implications for flood risk, coastal change, water supply, biodiversity and landscapes, and the risk of overheating from rising temperatures (Climate Change Act, 2008).

All plans should apply a sequential, risk-based approach to the location of development – taking into account the current and future impacts of climate change You must, at least, demonstrate that the development is protected from the effects of climate change for the lifetime of it’s intended use.

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Aegaea work alongside home owners, private developers, planning consultants, architects, local authorities, international development agencies and contractors. Aegaea know exactly how to help you.

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