The key challenge was to support a development that would maximise the potential of the site whilst addressing and mitigating the risk of flooding from the adjacent River Ock, a tributary of the River Wey.
How Mayer Brown’s Services Were Put to Use for the Station Lane, Milford Residential Development
Mayer Brown verified river modelling undertaken to confirm safe finished floor levels for the development. These were set with 600mm freeboard above the 1 in 100-year return period event flood level with a 35% increase in peak river flow to account for climate change effects.
Mayer Brown produced a preliminary civil engineering levels and drainage design to address the reserved matters, satisfy the planning authority’s SuDS Hierarchy and comply with the national Non-Statutory Technical Standards for SuDS and the NPPF. SuDS designed for the site included filter trenches, permeable paving and attenuation tanks.
An agreement was reached with Natural England to provide boardwalks within the floodplain area to