Please note, we are fully booked until April 2022.

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Why work with us

  • We write concise reports that do the job.

  • We don’t submit lengthy documents to fulfil policy requirements if the policy stated does not apply to your development. Instead, we will write a clarification letter on your behalf.

  • We don’t issue caveated reports with missing information. Instead, we will inform you that we need the information before we can proceed, and help you acquire that information as efficiently as possible.

  • If we can’t do the work, we will personally refer you to a trusted company who can.​

  • We put sustainable design first and foremost. We will never recommend grey, “traditional” infrastructure design if green, sustainable design can be envisioned.
     

  • Sustainability is at the heart of our company and is important in everything we do. Our offices are powered by Ecotricity, our communications are provided by Ecotalk (a joint venture between Ecotricity and the RSPB) and our team is powered by a plant-based diet. At present our travel is carbon neutral simply due to remote working, in the future we will be looking for a sustainable form of renewable transport to attend site visits and meetings. 
     

  • We like to give back to the community and to the industry; 10% of all profits are dedicated to sustainable drainage projects that benefit local communities, mitigate flood risk and improve the overall biodiversity of the area. 

 

What we offer

Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) Reports

  • Suitable for outline planning, full planning and discharge of conditions.

  • Will assess flood risk from all sources of flooding including tidal, fluvial, pluvial, groundwater, sewer related and artificial sources.

  • Will include recommended mitigation measures, where required, to reduce flood risk so that the risk to people and property is considered to be ‘low’.

  • Will fulfil the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, as well as regional and local policy.

 
 

Drainage Management Strategy (DMS) Reports

  • Suitable for outline planning and discharge of conditions.

  • Will fulfil the requirements of the drainage hierarchy, BRegs (Part H), SuDS hierarchy and the SuDS manual C753.

  • Will assess the site and provide a strategy for both surface water and foul flows, including for the review of the site-specific topography, geology, statutory designations (i.e. source protection zones), sewer records, infiltration test results (where available), existing drainage infrastructure etc.

  • Will provide storage estimates for the annual event, the average annual event (QBAR), the 30-year event and the 100-year event plus an allowance for climate change as determined by EA 2016 peak rainfall intensity allowances.

  • Will provide an outline Sustainable Drainage design which can accommodate all relevant events on-site without flooding.

  • Will recommend SuDS features bespoke to your particular needs and requirements.

  • Will complete the SuDS Pro-Forma and provide a maintenance and management plan specific to the recommended SuDS features.

  • Will provide exceedance flood flow drawings where required.

  • Will carry out pre-development enquiries with the LLFA, the sewerage company (where required) and the EA to establish an outfall rate and strategy that is agreed in principle prior to planning.

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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) suitability Reports

  • Suitable for outline planning, full planning and discharge of conditions.

  • This is included as part of the DMS report but can be provided separately upon request (for example to discharge a condition where SuDS has previously not been considered).

  • Will assess the site and review the site-specific topography, geology, statutory designations and infiltration test results (where available) to establish which sustainable drainage system would be best suited to your site.

  • Will provide an outline Sustainable Drainage design which can accommodate all relevant events on-site without flooding.

  • Will recommend SuDS features with drawings and examples bespoke to your particular needs and requirements.

  • Will complete the SuDS Pro-Forma and provide a maintenance and management plan specific to the recommended SuDS features.

 

Also able to provide (under a contracting basis)

  • Detailed Drainage Design using MicroDrainage or Causeway Flow.

  • Section 104, 106, 185 details for applications to the sewerage providers.

  • Design in accordance with Sewerage Sector Guidance (DCG), previously known as 'Sewers for Adoption 6/7th Edition'.

  • Detailed design drawings using AutoCAD (or similar).

 

Get in touch

We are not taking on any new projects until April 2022 - however, please get in touch by emailing heather@pjconsultants.co.uk and we'll get back to you. 

 
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