Lawyers have a Duty of Care to help their clients make informed decisions on buying and developing a site or property. Planning applications require the developer to explore suitable SuDS options, starting with infiltration drainage. Whether infiltration can be achieved or not depends on the capacity of the ground to receive water.
The SuDSmart Report is based on a comprehensive data set including GeoSmart’s innovative new SuDS Infiltration Map (SD50), showing a Site’s infiltration suitability (low, moderate, high) on a 50m grid, providing total confidence during the early conceptual design stage.
SuDSmart supports lawyers, developers and regulators during the early stages of planning, in creating and evaluating appropriate drainage options for a Site.
Based on a simple traffic light system (‘Go or No-Go approach’) the report is a quick and easy to understand and provides important advice for the next steps.
Includes information on the drainage hierarchy and the impact of flooding on SuDS systems.
Need more detail for a potential SuDs scheme? Our SuDSmart Plus Report provides more on potential infiltration issues, runoff volumes and flows for initial design and discussion with the regulator.
Reports based on:
If your site doesn’t fit these assumptions or you require more detailed assessment, we can still assist but please do get in touch as one of our other packages may suit you better.
Typically 5 working days
Premium delivery option is available if report is urgent
Report will be sent in electronic format as a .pdf file straight to your inbox
Hard copies available at an additional cost
Guidance has been released for lawyers on drainage requirements for new build developments. Download it now.