Monday, 13 May 2019

Flood Risk Assessment - Battersea - London

 Flood Risk Assessment - Battersea - London


Acting on Instruction from an Architect Southwest Environmental Limited have begun preparation of a flood risk assessment in Battersea, London.

The proposed development is for a property refurbishment with a basement extension. The flood risk assessment will look at fluvial, tidal and surface water flooding risks.

We will also make an appraisal of flood defences in the area. Most of the flood defences along the Thames are being upgraded to account for climate change, and as such provide a 1:1000 year protection levels provided they are no breached.



The proposed development does not include sleeping of primary living accommodation at basement level, this is advisable as the Environment Agency will Ilkley object to sleeping accommodation in basements, when in Flood Zones 2 or 3.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Noise Assessment - Camden - London

Southwest Environmental Limited  have been asked to prepare a Noise Assessment for a site on Camden High Street.  

Camden High Street is a short stretch of road (less than 500m long, forming part of the A400) in Camden Town, in north-northwest London.


KOKO, the former Camden Palace is in close proximity to the site and as such has been considered as a source of noise in the assessment. That being said planning conditions relating to the refitting and extension of KOKO see very strict noise control limits that should ensure minimal impact if properly enforced.



The report was assembled using secondary data from numerous baseline surveys that had been under taken in the area.

We then derived an appropriate background noise level, and compared this to British Standard noise level criteria, in accordance with BS 4142:214, the prevailing background sound level is not necessarily taken to  be the lowest recorded values, but rather the level that best represents the typical background  sound level during a defined period.

If you have any noise related planning issues, then please call the office for a no obligation discussion.