A recent article highlighting the flooding risks the UK as climate change intensifies causes concern to both the naturalist and developer. With unpredictability in weather patterns throughout the globe the need to ensure that future development is protected from the risk of flooding is greater than ever. James Potter, one of the senior flood risk engineers within AAH Planning Consultants advises that the pressure for flood complaint development through a comprehensive flood risk assessment is greater than ever. James states that ‘many developers and architects will not only require a flood risk assessment to be compliant with planning and code for sustainable homes and Breeam, but also future occupants want reassurance that the development will not be a risk from flooding’. With climatechange set to continue, the pressure for professionally prepared reports, to mitigate flooding risks is greater than ever.