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January 2016

Making our nation more flood resilient

Innovation Director, Paul Ellis, attended a Public Policy Exchange conference last week looking at designing effective flood strategies and solutions for our communities. His observations show that, as a nation, we are some way off co-ordinating an effective and holistic […]
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Scottish SuDS working party publishes new guidance

The new guidance is intended to help those involved in the installation of Sustainable Drainage Systems through the necessary stages to obtain planning permission and comply with standards and policies. It is primarily intended for those involved in the design […]
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Non-statutory guidance on SuDS published by the Welsh Government

On the 30th of December 2015, the new recommended standards for SuDS were released by the Welsh Government (Llywodraeth Cymru). The aim of this interim guidance is to enable designers, property developers, local authorities and other interested parties to demonstrate […]
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CIRIA publishes new edition of the SuDS Manual

“The one-stop shop for the delivery of sustainable drainage systems” CIRIA has published a revised edition of the SuDS Manual which it describes as the “one-stop shop for the delivery of SuDS” and “the most comprehensive industry SuDS guidance available […]
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GeoSmart launches SuDSmart – a unique range of sustainable drainage reports for property professionals

Innovative data reports support appropriate and compliant development against flood risk Understanding how a site will respond to surface water flooding and drainage is now a key factor for Local Authorities in consideration of planning submissions for property development. From […]
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Chris Taylor joins GeoSmart Information to lead Product Development

Highly regarded legal and property product expert joins the fast growing environmental data provider to lead on sustainable development reports. We continue to expand our team with the appointment of Chris Taylor as Product Development Director.  A former founder of […]
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Castle Debates: How to meet the need for more housing without environmental damage

Our Innovation Director, Dr Paul Ellis, will be speaking at the next free Castle Debate event on 9th February in London. This event will discuss ‘How to meet the need for more housing without environmental damage’. To accommodate the growing […]
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