Sustainable drainage systems or SuDS are a more natural approach to managing rainfall where it falls. They are an important part of delivering sustainable communities and development, and should be considered together with established requirements for public open space, parking and transport.
Planning for SuDS – making it happen is primarily intended for use by those people involved in the planning and development process requiring independent and digestible information on the delivery of SuDS.
The guidance provides an easy to use reference for those not overly familiar with SuDS, the planning and development process or a mixture of both, and should be viewed within the wider context of surface water management.
This guide will help the planning, design and delivery of attractive and high quality SuDS schemes – efficiently delivered SuDS will unlock other sustainability benefits.