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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Guidance on surface water management in new development

Consultants on behalf of West Berkshire Council have produced a Icon for pdf Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) [11MB] . The SPD was adopted by Council on 6 December 2018.

What are Sustainable Drainage Systems?

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) mimic natural drainage to manage surface water run-off from a development. SuDS allow for the collection, storage and treatment of surface water in order to reduce flood risk caused by development. They also help to improve water quality. In addition SuDS can improve landscape amenity and biodiversity.

You can find out more information on our Sustainable Drainage Systems webpage.

Why has the SPD been produced?

The SPD provides guidance on the approach that should be taken to SuDS in new developments in West Berkshire so as to manage and mitigate surface water flood risk.

If you have any queries about the content of the SuDS SPD, please contact the Drainage Team.

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