The Welsh Government (WG) wants your views on the draft statutory instruments and National Standards needed to implement Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 for the use of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) on new developments. The administration is consulting on proposed regulations and orders which provide the detail of how the […]
United Utilities has become the first water company to introduce a charging scheme for developers to encourage them not to connect new developments to the public sewer network. The company has told developers that from next April, development sites that do not connect surface water flows to the public sewer network will receive a discount […]
Two articles 1. What would an entirely flood-proof city look like? They call it “pave, pipe, and pump”: the mentality that has dominated urban development for over a century. Along with the explosion of the motorcar in the early 20th century came paved surfaces. Rainwater – instead of being sucked up by plants, evaporating, or […]
Thanks to Nathan Richardson for the heads up on this. This consultation covers a very wide range of natural resources issues suggesting that Wales may potentially go it alone in a number of areas including on abstraction reform in the absence of a Water Bill plus stronger measures around SUDS (see Chapter 6).