SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) have become more and more popular in recent years, and for good reason. Pretty much every development needs drainage systems in place to function effectively into the future. SuDs minimises the flow from new developments on existing drainage infrastructure delaying the storm surge, and minimising the need to increase capacity of downstream storm drainage, thereby minimising costs of development.
Under the 2019 version of the National Planning Policy Framework, SuDS form one of five key considerations to the provision of development, when considering how to manage flood risk. This puts SuDS at the centre of good development. This protects and enhances development for both people and the environment.
BLP Members have installed multiple SuDS systems.