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Sustainable Drainage Scheme conditions – what they look like and how to approach them – Part 2

In the first part of our 2 part series on SuDS planning conditions we looked at three typical examples of how planning authorities require statements on feasibility for SuDS to be included on a development […]
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Sustainable Drainage Scheme conditions – what they look like and how to approach them – Part 1

When submitting planning applications, a council will often impose a condition to be met in order for the development to go ahead. The need to assess the inclusion of a sustainable drainage scheme (SuDS) is […]
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National Flood Review – Short term solutions that miss wider flood risk

The latest Defra Review on the UK’s flood defences has underlined that more than a short term fix is required with flood management for people and property – yet this is what it is proposing […]
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Options for SuDS – Managing the Flow

Different ground conditions reveal different underlying geology and site history, including past quarrying or made ground. When considering a site for potential development, often very local and variable conditions mean that surface water must be […]
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Meet the team – Lisa

Lisa Davies is our Operations Manager and has been with GeoSmart since the very beginning! What’s your background and experience before joining GeoSmart? I previously worked for our sister company ESI, as an environmental consultant […]
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High Court supports Council sustainable drainage conditions on planning permission

The Court of Appeal has recently dismissed an application for judicial review of a local planning authority’s decision to approve a drainage scheme. The Council required the developer to meet “sustainable drainage principles” and imposed […]
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Flood Risk Guide

Whilst well understood, flooding has many faces and large amounts of complex planning guidance. Here’s a handy flood risk guide to help you design your scheme alongside your client and with flood risk in mind: […]
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Sustainable Drainage – A Tightening Regime Requiring Duty of Care

The Flood and Water Management Act of 2010 sought to enshrine Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and national standards for drainage across both new and existing property. This was replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework […]
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