Hill Dickinson is hosting a special seminar next month to explore the challenges of building on a floodplain and to offer a genuine solution to the barriers facing development on high flood-risk land.
Property partner, Jim Garton, will chair the sessions on 16 November at Lancashire County Cricket Club in Old Trafford, due to take place from 3.30pm to 7.45pm.
The weeks of storms in January and February this year reignited the debate over whether to build on floodplains, with a growing number of voices claiming that they should be a ‘no go zone’ for much-needed new housing.
Guest speakers at the event will cover:
- Flood Re, why it won’t necessarily solve all the problems.
- The current planning policy framework for development in areas of flood risk.
- The insurer and the problems of uninsured risk exposure.
- The Innovative flood management scheme and the construction of flood resilient “Can-Float” homes.
3.30pm Registration and refreshments
4pm Flood Re
Sue Highmore, PLC Property
- Affordable flood risk insurance
- Why it won’t solve the problems
4.30pm Planning policy framework
Grant Anderson, Hill Dickinson LLP
- Overview of current situation
- Development in areas of flood risk
5pm A view from the insurer
Bill Freeman, Lockton Companies LLP
- Problems of uninsured risk exposure
- Delivering a viable insurance solution
- Hurdles overcome to achieve success
5.30pm The solution itself
Justin Meredith, Floodline Developments
- How to create future proof buildings
- ‘Can-Float’ homes
6.30pm Refreshments and networking