Small Single Developments - New Plot Example

Project name

Former Garage Site, River

Location

River, Dover, Kent

Client

Small Architectural Practice on behalf of an Individual Private Developer

Description of development

The development proposals include the demolition of the existing garage and the construction of two, 3 bedroom, two-storey houses.

Considerations

The site is located in Flood Zone 3, as shown on the Environment Agency Flood Zone maps. However, numerical modelling of the River Dour had been previously been undertaken for a nearby site and showed that the site would only be marginally affected by the design flood event.

Resolution

Various mitigation measures were recommended for the site, including siting the buildings away from the river, raising floor levels, managing the development runoff and incorporating flood resilience into the design.

Outcome

Full planning permission granted