New Government requirements for SuDS on developments in England are now in force and are being implemented through the planning system.
Natural Paving is able to offer a choice of hard landscaping materials to help designers develop multi-functional SuDS integrated within an urban design.
Permitted development rights for new or replacement hard surfaces, such as drives and car parks, around homes and non-domestic premises still only apply where permeable paving or similar solutions are used.
Sustainable drainage systems are designed to control surface water run off close to where it falls and mimic natural drainage as closely as possible.
They provide opportunities to:
- reduce the causes and impacts of flooding
- remove pollutants from urban run-off at source
- combine water management with green space with benefits for amenity, recreation and wildlife