Hill Dickinson Seminar: Permanent relief from the floodplain headache

Organiser: Hill Dickinson
Location: Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester
Phone: 0151 600 8752

Join Hill Dickinson at a seminar chaired by property partner Jim Garton to explore the challenges of building on a floodplain and to offer a genuine solution to overcome the many obstacles required to deliver a successful new
development on such land.

The weeks of storms in January and February this year re-ignited the debate over whether to build on floodplains, with a growing number of voices claiming that they should be a ‘no go zone’ for much needed new housing.

Welcoming guest speakers, we will discuss:

  • Flood Re, why it won’t necessarily solve all the problems
  • The current planning policy framework for development in areas of flood risk
  • The insurer and the problems of uninsured risk exposure
  • The Innovative flood management scheme and the construction of flood resilient “Can-Float” homes


3.30pm Registration and refreshments

4pm Flood Re Sue Highmore, PLC Property

  • Affordable flood risk insurance
  • Why it won’t solve the problems

4.30pm Planning policy framework Grant Anderson, Hill Dickinson LLP

  • Overview of the current situation
  • Development in areas of flood risk

5pm A view from the insurer Bill Freeman, Lockton Companies LLP

  • Problems of uninsured risk exposure
  • Delivering a viable insurance solution
  • Hurdles overcome to achieve success

5.30pm The solution itself Justin Meredith, Floodline Developments

  • How to create future proof buildings
  • ‘Can-Float’ homes

6pm Q&A

6.15pm Refreshments and networking

7.45pm Close

Please confirm your attendance to Kerri McKeown by email at or by telephone on 0151 600 8752