Town wide flood alleviation

Environment & Highways
Development Management

With a population of 118,400, Ashford is a growth town that has severe problems with flooding. The major rivers and tributaries flow toward the town centre causing many properties to flood.

Brookbanks were brought in to support development proposals to the south of the town, with a focus on understanding the existing flooding mechanisms and potential options for mitigation.

The company built flood simulation models using the latest computational methods, which were able to understand the extent, depths and velocities of the flooding before using the system to develop alleviation strategies.

Linking closely to the local planning policies, strategic flood alleviation facilities have been designed that significantly reduce peak flood water flows being conveyed toward the town, potentially removing over 300 properties from risk of flooding.

You can see another example of flood modelling on the following video link: Swindon flooding