Public Inquiry

Dr Harvey Rodda was engaged as an expert witness as part of a team from Water Resource Associates to provide evidence against a proposed housing development at Tanners Meadow in Surrey. The proposed development including a Flood Risk Assessment submitted by a civil engineering consultancy, completely overlooked the hydrology of the site and the historical risk of flooding. The Planning Inspectors’ decision was to reject the proposed development largely as a result of the flood risk at the site and information presented by Dr Rodda was of key importance in influencing the outcome.