Delivering SUDS

The implementation of SUDs begins at the planning stage with an assessment of the effect of the development on the environment. Some areas are more vulnerable to pollution, erosion and flooding than others, so good SUDs design can address potential problems.

Many factors are taken into consideration at the planning stage, including the effect of pollution, amenity, biodiversity and climate change. Current and future water quality legislation is also considered.
Adoption of the scheme needs to be discussed with the local council as maintenance is an important part of the implementation plan.