Case study category: Flooding

Community Payback helps prevent flooding

Surface water flooding in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, was alleviated in a simple, community-based project to remove leaf litter from drains.

Creating sustainable drainage in a new housing scheme

Sustainable drainage features were included in the design and construction of a small scale development of affordable housing in Cambridgeshire.

Future climate impacts for cider makers

The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) carried out a study on the implications of unavoidable climate change for the UK cider industry. The report was produced on a low budget, by the industry for the industry.

Flood resilience in a regeneration area provides a wetland nature park

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council worked with partners to provide greater flood protection, biodiversity and capacity for future climate change within the town.

Designing a climate-resilient school

Redevelopment of Redhill school in Worcestershire included a climate change impact assessment.

Adaptation planning for property services in a local authority

Oxfordshire County Council considered the risks to property stock from current weather, particularly summertime overheating.

Low-cost measures increase resilience to flooding in a rural area

Following severe flooding in October 2008, Devon County Council invested in cost effective solutions to increase local resilience to future such events.

Surface water management in an industrial regeneration scheme

A Surface Water Management Plan has been drawn up for a regeneration area in Cornwall.

Integrating adaptation into regeneration projects

Integrating climate change adaptation into two regeneration projects – Barking Riverside & Barking Town Centre.

Using a risk framework in adapting a regeneration site

Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council and English Partnerships developed a plan for a large mixed use development on old industrial, derelict and under-used land in Bilston.