Susdrains  Recognising that Spring heralds major changes in the delivery of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), we’re delighted to launch an engaging new infographic on SuDS that provides a simple overview of the drivers and benefits for SuDS.  The ‘Going with the flow’ infographic details some of the key objectives and outcomes from a sustainable drainage […]

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There were 402 responses to the recent consultation – this report provides access to the assessment of those views. DCLG  & Defra   ‘Effective provision of advice to local planning authorities in relation to water drainage management – new consultation announced. As part of the government’s continuing commitment to protect people and property from flood risk, […]

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Sept 24th  Comment on the Defra Consultation by Peter Bide http://www.susdrain.org/community/blog/suds-consultation-a-flow-of-good-ideas/ Sept 16th  Delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems – Defra Consultation Overview Defra: ‘The independent review into the causes of the 2007 floods (The Pitt Review) concluded sustainable drainage systems (commonly known as SuDS) were an effective way to reduce the risk of ‘flash-flooding’ which occurs when […]

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This fourth Defra newsletter provides an update on SuDS implementation, and includes the draft National Standards. It also provides a link to the stakeholder-led guidance; describes the outcome of the recent survey conducted to assess local authority preparedness; and gives a summary of the table top testing exercise held with a small group of local […]

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