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How To Get The Best Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Reports?

By Sadia Luckett on Dec 17, 2021 2:24:00 PM

When you’re in the process of starting a new construction project, as you well know, there’s a lot of paperwork to deal with, reports to process, and authorities to contact.

Sustainable urban drainage systems or SuDS is just one of those important factors to consider and for most projects, regardless of size, a SuDS report is required. Helping to manage surface water run off, SuDS help to reduce the risk of all types of flooding, from surface water to fluvial and tidal.

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A Complete Guide To Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) & SuDS Reports

By Sadia Luckett on Oct 8, 2021 2:15:03 PM

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) manage surface water run-off as close to its source as possible. This reduces the potential impacts and risks of surface water flooding, fluvial and tidal flooding- by reducing the peak flows entering the rivers, the sea and the sewers.

Whether you are a property developer, architect, land owner or planning consultant this complete guide to SuDS and SuDS design and reports sets out to teach you all you need-to-know about how they work and how they can affect your proposed development.

In certain situations, a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) assessment is a compulsory requirement at planning application stage. In England, from April 2015, it became compulsory for SuDS to be considered in planning applications for major developments, and Lead Local Flood Authorities quite often request SuDS at planning application stage for minor developments also.

Unfortunately, a lot of the information in this area can be full of jargon or disconnected. Let’s address that, by taking a look at the key information regarding SuDS in a simple and clearly approached way.

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What You Need to Know About the London Sustainable Drainage Proforma

By Sadia Luckett on Jun 2, 2021 4:00:31 PM

If you have an upcoming development in the London area which requires a sustainable drainage strategy, completion of the London Sustainable Drainage Proforma may be required. In 2019, the Proforma was launched in 33 of London’s Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs).

In this article, we will discuss what the Proforma is, where it applies, why you need it, and what needs to be included in it. Read more to find out!

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SuDS Assessment: What You Need to Know

By Sadia Luckett on Jun 2, 2021 3:51:42 PM

If you’re an architect, property developer, builder, planner or landowner, and need to know exactly what a SuDS report is, then this is the blog for you!

In this post, we’ll cover exactly what you need to know about SuDS design and strategy, including the report. Read on to find out more…

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Why a SuDS Strategy Is Crucial for Planning Approval

By Sadia Luckett on May 10, 2021 10:54:21 AM

Conducting a SuDS report on your development is often stipulated as part of the planning approval process, but what are the other key reasons why having a SuDS strategy is crucial for planning approval?

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Why Planning Approval Often Depends on SuDS

By Sadia Luckett on May 10, 2021 10:44:32 AM

Planning approval often depends on SuDS as without it the surface water networks and rivers would overflow, cause flooding, affecting people’s homes and livelihoods.

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Top 3 Things You Need to Know About SuDS Design and Strategy

By Sadia Luckett on Apr 18, 2021 10:58:37 AM

Sustainable urban drainage strategies (SuDS) are systems designed to manage how surface water will be drained in urban environments, such as towns and cities. The aim of SuDS is to sustainably and naturally allow water to drain without impacting traditional drainage systems such as underground drainage sewers. 

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How Do Sustainable Drainage Strategies Work?

By Sadia Luckett on Apr 18, 2021 10:39:56 AM

 Sustainable urban drainage strategies (SuDS) are systems and methods of designing how surface water will be drained in urban environments, such as towns and cities. The focus on developing sustainable systems can work as an alternative or complementary option to standard drainage systems such as underground drainage sewers. 

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