Our Guildford office was instructed by private clients to conduct a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) for the site in Siddington, an area with historical flooding, in order to secure planning application approval.
The project proposed the development of one additional residential property adjacent to the current property, to provide a new residence for the clients family.
Some of the more major flooding events are contained below, from The Cotswold SFRA (level 2):
- December 1929 – Nine streets flooded after prolonged wet autumn.
- March 1947 – Parts of Cirencester flooded in snowmelt flood that affected the whole Thames catchment.
- 1990 – River Churn – several residential properties affected at Watermoor*.
- July 2007 – Estimated 15-20 properties flooded in Chesterton* area and 40-45 in Watermoor* and other areas plus 1-5 in Siddington. Flooding was from the River Churn and rapid surface water runoff.
- November/December 2012 – Around 45-50 properties flooded due to high levels in River Churn causing urban drainage network to back up.
- Winter 2013/14 – Similar flooding problems with high levels in River Churn causing urban drainage network to back up.