CampbellReith has been involved with various projects over the past couple of years in the coastal town of Dover.
Dover is subject to both coastal and fluvial flooding from the River Dour which flows through the town centre and discharges into the harbour. Working with SEEDA, Campbell Reith advised on flood risk issues and provided support to the master-planning process at a variety of sites within the Dover Waterfront project.
CampbellReith also undertook work with Dover District Council to address flood risk and the Sequential Test at Dover Mid-Town. The site, in flood zone 3, was allocated for development in the Council’s Local Development Framework, however in order to bring development forward, the Sequential Test needed to be applied at the site in order to direct more vulnerable development uses to areas at lower risk of flooding.
Working in close consultation with the Environment Agency, CampbellReith was able to provide flood risk advice at the early stages of these projects, ensuring that risks were identified and mitigated throughout the master-planning and Planning Application stages.