OK so you have planning and you have to comply with the Mandatory Elements of SUR 2, so what is involved?
A statement from the appropriately qualified professional confirming that they are qualified in line with the Code definition. The assessor must be Chartered and be a Full Memeber of either ICe or CIWEM -this means that most architects cannot undertake these assessments but, crucially, Louisa does have the correct qualifications.
An Assessment of the liklihood of flooding from all sources of flooding. This includes:
- Overland flow
- Highway water
If it is found that the liklihood of flooding is low from all sources then 2 Credits can be awarded.
A site located within Flood Zone 2 (Medium Risk) and Flood Zone 3A (High Flood Risk) providing that the Finished Floor Level is sufficiently raised and the Statutory Authorities have approved a Flood Risk Assessment, which must include detail on Flood Mitigation and Egress Routes etc.