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"Rob and his team have worked rapidly, intelligently and collaboratively to achieve a quick turn around and help to maintain a positive relationship with statutory consultees on a potentially tricky and sensitive renewables development. It is a pleasure working with AWP and we would heartily recommend them to anyone looking for infrastructure, transport, engineering planning services."

James Lloyd CEO BioWatt Developments Ltd www.biowatt.uk.com

Anaerobic Digestion plant

Crediton

Initially working for a local landowner / farmer, and more recently BioWatt Developments Ltd, we were appointed to help support an outline planning application for a new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant to be located on the edge of the Lords Meadow Industrial Estate in Crediton. The proposed 'gas to grid' plant will generate enough gas to supply up to 5,000 homes.

We were appointed to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment and Transport Statement to support the planning application. The key constraint, which is why we were originally asked to work on this project, is that the site is located in the high risk flood zone. We were therefore required to come up with a flood mitigation scheme which included a volume of compensatory flood plain storage but also offered significant environmental betterments required to ensure the Environment Agency (EA) could support the scheme.

We liaised closely with the EA and initially prepared a digital terrain model to size the required compensatory flood plain storage. We subsequently appointed RMA Environmental to undertake a 2D hydraulic model of the River Creedy to demonstrate that there will be no increased flood risk to any third parties as a result of the proposed works.