Our client in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, required planning permission for a scheme to alleviate underground sewer flooding that was affecting several residential properties.

The work comprised underground and surface development, including providing a gravity-fed storage tank and associated weir chambers, three new site-access points, removing and replacing trees and ground reprofiling and reinstatement. We interpreted the relevant technical information to the local planning authority as part of the planning submission and during its determination. This included providing additional information to explain the modelling and design of the proposals concerning overland flooding at the site. Tree removal and replanting concerns were resolved through our negotiation with our client and the planning authority’s landscape officer. Following approval, our services were retained to vary and discharge a number of planning conditions.