What are SuDS?
SuDS are an alternative way to manage surface water by reducing or delaying rainwater run off. They aim to mimic the way rainfall drains naturally rather than conventional piped methods, which cause problems such as flooding, pollution or damage to the environment.
We promote the use of SuDS as a sustainable and natural way of controlling surface water run-off. Find out more about SuDS in our Sustainable drainage systems guide.
Please take a look at our sustainable drainage systems manual.
When planning your development its advisable to contact us as soon as possible to assist with effective SuDS design.