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Webinar: Towards improved SuDS assessments – 29 Nov 16

Join our webinar: Towards improved SuDS assessments – a discussion forum for LLFAs to promote successful outcomes in planning applications 29 November 2016, 3pm-4pm (UK time) Who should sign up This webinar is designed for […]
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Greater support for SuDS welcomed, but more holistic flood modelling required

Our Managing Director, Stuart Pearce responds to the recommendations in today’s EFRA Commons Committee Report on Future Flood Prevention. A third report on flood risk management this year has called for the most radical reform […]
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Landmark Information Group enhance flood risk analysis with GeoSmart’s 5m groundwater dataset

The leading environmental data provider continues its successful partnership to provide improved insight for property professionals and consultants. GeoSmart Information and Landmark Information Group have signed a new agreement to offer more detail on groundwater […]
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SuDS – working effectively with London Planning Authorities – 3 Nov

Essential free CPD seminar on managing Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) conditions in the planning process. Thursday 3 November, Urban Innovation Centre, London, EC1R 0BE. London Planning Authorities are increasingly focused on minimising surface flood risk […]
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17th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference – 10 Nov ’16

We’re excited to be sponsoring and exhibiting at the 17th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference taking place on Thursday 10 November 2016, at The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station. This year’s theme is […]
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Hot summer offer – up to 25% off reports

Save up to 25% on our EnviroSmart, FloodSmart or SuDSmart reports until the end of August 2016*. Just quote ‘Summer2016’ to claim your discount. Order now or call 01743 298 100. *Not to be used […]
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GeoSmart launches SuDSmart Due Diligence Reports for Lawyers on Sustainable Drainage

GeoSmart Information supports lawyers’ Duty of Care with a unique report to alert land owners and developers to new drainage requirements. GeoSmart has today launched a new pre-application screening report to guide commercial property lawyers […]
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Breakfast Briefing – Essential New Drainage Guidance For Lawyers

New guidance has been released for lawyers on drainage requirements for new build developments. Recognising the significance of the Guidance, GeoSmart Information is hosting a breakfast seminar for property and planning lawyers at Salters Hall, […]
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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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Climate Change and UK Infrastructure: “A Cascade of Risks”

In a 2,000-page report, the Climate Change Committee outlines clearly that the UK is ill-prepared for the impact of long term climate change on our communities. Critical infrastructure could be destroyed by flooding, while soil […]
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