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Implementing SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)

The Governments definition of SuDS is now included in the NPPF ~ National Planning Policy Framework, for guidance on how developments are assessed and implemented, it says

Sustainable drainage systems are designed to control surface water run-off to…

*reduce the causes and impacts of flooding

*combine water management with green space with benefits for amenity recreation and wildlife’

Water run-off , once suitably incorporated in SuDS /Rainwater harvesting using underground storage tanks , Foul water back up protection, and even irrigation can be included in an holistic approach rather than a panic defence.

For too long we have been designing water away from properties when really we should have been designing it in.