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What are the Benefits of SuDS for Developers?

As a supporting member of Susdrain, we recently attended the 20th Project Steering Group meeting (RP1079) in London. One of the key discussion points concerned how the wider benefits of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) were being explained to the developer […]
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CPD webinar: Environmental Information for Masterplanning – 10th April 2019

Join our webinar: Environmental Information for Masterplanning 10th April 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and development. What will be covered? This CPD certified session will cover: […]
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New Government Flood Risk Planning Assessment to 2065

The Environment Agency (EA) has published a new economic assessment to aid planning for flood risk management over the next 50 years. The assessment incorporated new climate change, population and mapping data to set out potential future scenarios to aid planning for […]
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GeoSmart Strengthens Geology Dataset Offering for Clients

The British Geological Society (BGS) has been a key data partner of ours since we started to provide environmental and drainage reports 5 years ago. We have recently further strengthened our relationship with the BGS through becoming a licensed reseller […]
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The Role of Telemetry: Actionable Real-Time Flood Data

One of DEFRA’s fundamental responsibilities is to collect and manage data and ensure it is converted into actionable information for citizens, businesses and other agencies. GeoSmart is a key contributor to this data feed and uses it to ensure communities […]
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Severn Trent Completes Groundwater Sewer Flooding Prevention Works with Innovative Technology

Severn Trent Water has just completed a £1.4 million scheme in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire to alleviate groundwater flooding issues impacting on the sewer system in the local area.    A total of 1.4km of pipe was renovated, together with new tank […]
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Fitting SuDS on site: Responses to Site Conditions

Part 1: Flood Risk and Site Profile In the first of a three part blog series, we examine the various site conditions that developers may face as they evaluate sites for the inclusion of SuDS schemes through specific planning conditions. […]
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Wessex Water using GeoSmart Data for New Development Assessments

We are pleased to report that GeoSmart has delivered groundwater and soil infiltration data layers to Wessex Water as part of their new development connection assessments. As developers approach the West Country water company, there is a need to assess […]
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Wales: SuDS now Mandatory for New Development

As we announced in our previous blog, regulations for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) for new property developments in Wales come into force today (7 January). The National Assembly passed the Sustainable Drainage (Enforcement) (Wales) Order 2018 and The Sustainable Drainage […]
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Understanding Environmental Constraints on Site Development – A Guide for Architects, Planners and Developers

For architects, planning consultants and their developer clients, understanding the planning approach on contaminated land, flood risk and drainage can be bewildering. We have developed a handy one-stop shop for guidance on your role, policy, assessing site conditions and managing […]
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