Following another spate of heavy rainfall across the United Kingdom, the issue of flooding once again found itself high on the national agenda. Baca’s Robert Barker was invited by the BBC News to appear as expert commentator on their item regarding further devastating flooding, of real concern to millions of homeowners and businesses.
Robert discussed both current and proposed flood-risk management techniques that Baca are employing to help clients and planners protect homes and businesses from the expense and distress of flood damage. Larger-scale proposals were also introduced, that would make whole areas resilient to flood-risk, rather than just individual buildings. Innovative uses of parkland areas and car parks for water storage during flood events, alongside cutting-edge underground water storage systems, are just some of the measures that Baca is utilising effectively to reduce flood damage.
Robert also explored Baca’s radical proposal for government to create specific areas that would lie outside of traditional planning regulations by granting an Innovation Licence. These areas would be breeding grounds for innovation, where companies and individuals could explore revolutionary new ideas and build and develop them. New methods that proved effective could then be permanently licenced and employed in the development of technology to reduce the increasing threat from flooding.
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