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Consents, Licences and Flood Risk Assessments

We provide our clients with relevant advice, guidance and support throughout the consent process. We prepare applications for marine consents and permits relating to your project.

Consents and Marine Licenses

We prepare applications for marine consents and permits relating to your project.

Our professionally recognised marine engineers, planners and health and safety consultants are vastly experienced in developing, reviewing and advising on permit and survey requirements.

Almost all projects in a marine environment require certain consents from statutory bodies. These can vary from the local planning and harbour authorities to the Marine Management Organisation and the Environment Agency. The consent process can often be complicated and slow, we strive to help our clients obtain consents in a smooth and timely manner.

Water Framework Directive and Environmental Impact Assessments

Between our in-house maritime expertise and trusted supply chain we deliver impact assessments for our clients. Impact assessments are often commissioned to support consents and marine licences and can vary between water framework directives, hydrology, ecology, navigation and environmental.

Flood Risk Assessments

Maritime projects can often have an impact on flooding. Planning authorities often require clients to understand the potential risk of flooding and management of mitigation measures when modifying a site. This will also include the potential impact of flooding further up or downstream of the site.

Our flood risk assessment reports (FRA) outline the risks and mitigation measurements taken for each specific site. The reports outline the potential sources of flooding, site specific risks, consequences, EA requirements and strategic flood risk assessment’s (SFRA) requirements, recommendations and guidelines.

The complexity of the report will depend on the type of development and which flood zone the site lies in.

Typically, clients must carry out a flood risk assessment if the proposed works include developments:

  • In flood zones 2 or 3
  • On land that has critical drainage problems
  • In areas at risk of flooding from rivers or sea
  • That change the vulnerability classification such as building dwellings on an industrial complex

We would be more than happy to help or advise should you have any questions, please contact the Maritime team on 020 8309 2641 or alternatively by email: