Planning for SuDS Legislation in Wales

SuDS Wales - SuDS Approval Process Diagram (Annex G)

SuDS Wales – SuDS Approval Process Diagram (Annex G)

On Friday the 9th of February, 3P Technik Director Dr Glyn Hyett, attended a Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) in Wales workshop hosted by the Welsh Government at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.

The purpose of the day was to raise awareness of schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, the timetable for implementation and the practical implications of the SuDS Approval Process. The event was well-attended by representatives from Local Authorities, DCWW, NRW, Developers and Consultants.

Schedule 3 and SuDS Approval Bodies (SAB) will be implemented in Wales on the 7th of January 2019.

The new SAB may charge a fee for an application for approval determined as follows (a) £350 for each application; and (b) an additional amount up to £7,500 calculated by a reference to the size of the construction area and the diagram below highlights how increasingly important drainage considerations for new developments are in Wales.

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your upcoming developments to ensure SuDS and the SAB are fully considered.

Visit Welsh Government SuDS Consultation website for more information.

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