We exist to help you realise your development ambitions, and we have the skills and reputation to do it.

WHS is well known throughout the UK as the developer of the hydrological tools and techniques used in environmental assessments. We are passionate about using our national credibility and robust analytical skills to help our clients realise their development ambitions.  We have had a number of recent successes in negotiating with regulators to help achieve outline planning or environmental consents related to the water environment, including expert witness support at public inquiry.

Even when WHS has been asked to assist clients at a relatively late stage in planning, our work has led to the removal of objections from regulators and the achievement of outline planning consent.

WHS clients in this sector include:

  • housing and commercial developers Taylor Wimpey, Bovis Homes, Crest Nicholson and Bellway
  • planning consultants Savills, Barton Wilmore, Carter Jonas and Fisher German

The last word from our clients

“Spot on. You were the only consultant to provide a clear way forward”
Julian Lee, Engineering Manager, Bellway Homes

“The project seemed to have reached the buffers on flood risk grounds. Proactive, determined and innovative, WHS helped to unlock the proposals in agreement with the Environment Agency”
Gavin Hall, Director of Planning, Savills


Flood risk assessment
Hydraulic modelling
Drainage strategy and design
Contaminated land assessment
Geomorphological assessment
River restoration
Environmental impact assessment
Marine and coastal assessment
Groundwater assessment
Pollution prevention

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