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Browsing Category "SuDS"

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: Understanding SuDS – 20th March 2019

Join our webinar: Understanding SuDS for property professionals 20th March 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm (UK time). Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects, commercial property lawyers – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and development. What will be […]
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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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SuDS: Biodiversity Net Gains could become Mandatory for Developers

The Government is consulting on proposals to place the environment at the heart of new development. This builds on the promises in the legislative updates and the recently published 25 Year Plan. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) provide a key part […]
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CPD webinar: Understanding SuDS – 9th January 2019

Join our webinar: Understanding SuDS for property professionals 9th January 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm (UK time). Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects, commercial property lawyers – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and development. What will be […]
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What is a Drainage Assessment?

Every planning application needs a drainage assessment. These vary considerably between Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and depend on the proposed size of the development, as well as the sensitivity of the local environment and topography to flooding or drainage issues. […]
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NPPF Revision: Better Designed Homes, More Sustainable Impact

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been revised by the government. It is designed to give Councils the authority to challenge poor quality and unattractive development. They seek to get homes built in the right places in a way […]
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