Surface water flooding affects thousands of properties in the UK and Sustainable Drainage Systems, more commonly known as SuDS, are now the preferred method of managing surface water run-off.
SuDS systems are employed for a wide range of developments from the construction of a single house to large commercial schemes and citywide management of flooding and water quality. Edenvale Young can assist you whatever the size of project.
A sustainable drainage system could include:
It is essential that a drainage strategy is an early consideration in the design development particularly where the master plan proposals incorporate large areas of roofs, car parking and highways. Early engagement with Edenvale Young can assist you immensely in configuring your design. This could include:
More information on the application of SuDS systems are given in the CIRIA SuDS Manual.
The objective of a Drainage Strategy is to ensure that a development does not increase flooding elsewhere by managing surface water run-off from roofs, car parking and other impermeable surfaces.
A typical drainage strategy includes preliminary design drawings, hydrological and hydraulic analysis and reporting to demonstrate how surface water is managed on the site and whether it meets the requirements of the Local Planning Authority and Lead Local Flood Authority.
Edenvale Young retains a wide range of analytical tools to prepare a surface water drainage strategy. This includes industry standard hydrological and hydraulic modelling software which are suitable for the scale of the development and site.
All Local Planning Authorities now expect to see the submission of a drainage strategy with a planning application for green and brownfield development.
Many Local Authorities and regions have specific guidance on the application of SuDS systems such as the West of England Sustainable Drainage Developer Guide which gives advice on the application of SuDS for a range of situations including housing, commercial and infrastructure development.