Published Date: 21/04/2021
The study assessed current practice of drainage design of the use of SuDS and the SuDS standards for developments draining to sewers. The water industry is concerned that best practice is not being applied and that more appropriate criteria might be needed to maximise the benefits of SuDS on sites which are typically small redevelopments.
The project report provides:
- the historical context of the criteria required in the SuDS standards;
- a review of the experience and opinions of local planners across the UK;
- evaluated a number of SuDS for their use of SuDS;
- culminating in suggestions for revisions to some of the criteria in the SuDS standards.
A second stage then investigated the widespread use of SuDS on a verified model for a typical town, both current and proposed criteria, which showed the considerable benefits that SuDS might offer in meeting the objectives of BQ6.