Surface Water Drainage requirement at Planning
Posted on 14th February 2018 at 09:15
Depending on the nature of your site, there are many factors that will be taken into consideration before planning permission is granted. To name a few are noise, environmental, highways and landscape.
Drainage may not always apply to every planning application site, however, where drainage is involved it may play a small but important role when seeking planning permission.
The Council as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) is the Local Planning Authority (LPA) from April 2015 both involved with the requirement for design of surface water drainage on new developments.
The government have stipulated that planning authorities are expected to:
consult LLFA for advice regarding surface water management,
satisfy LPA that the national minimum standards of operation for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS),
ensure through the use of planning conditions or planning obligations that there are clear arrangements in place for ongoing maintenance over the lifetime of the development.
Whether new or existing development site seeking permission at planning stage involves drainage, we are here to help to meet necessary planning requirement.
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