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Technical Guide November 2010 Criteria

  • 2 available credits
  • Credits worth 0.55% points each
  • Mandatory Element: Yes

Aim: To design surface water drainage for housing developments which avoid, reduce and delay the discharge of rainfall run-off to watercourses and public sewers using SuDS techniques. This will protect receiving waters from pollution and minimise the risk of flooding and other environmental damage in watercourses.

Note: This section will be revised when the National Standards for Sustainable Drainage and associated regulations come into force.

Assessment Criteria:

* Supplementary guidance will be published by the Welsh Assembly Government to reflect planning policy and practice in Wales. The guidance which will not materially affect the aims and objectives of the Surface Water Run Off requirements of the Code, will be based on Technical Advice Note 15 (TAN 15) which supplements Planning Policy Wales, and surface management techniques currently in force in Wales.

¹ This can also be referred to as the 1 in 1, 1:1 or 100% probability of an event occurring in any year.

² This can also be referred to as the 1 in 100, 1:100 or 1% probability of an event occurring in any year.

Full SUR1 2010 Issue

 

Technical Guide May 2009 Criteria

  • 2 available credits
  • Credits worth 0.55% points each
  • Mandatory Element: Yes

Aim: To design housing developments which avoid, reduce and delay the discharge of rainfall to public sewers and watercourses and reduce the risk of locolised flooding, pollution and other environmental damage.

Assessment Criteria: Mandatory Sur1 Elements must be achieved as stated in technical guide. Up to 2 Credits are available for further improving management of rainwater runoff.

This can be achieved with the use of (SUDS) Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.

Full SUR1 2009 Issue

 
 

 

SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) - What are they?

As defined in the SuDS manual, sustainable drainage systems are an approach to surface water management that combines a sequence of management practices and control structures designed to drain surface water in a more sustainable fashion than some conventional techniques.

These systems infiltrate, store, convey and partially treat surface water runoff, which minimises environmental impact and maximises environmental opportunities. SuDS should aim to maximise the use of on-the-surface techniques for operational and maintenance reasons.

SUDS techniques:-

  • Wet ponds
  • Infiltration basins
  • Detention basins
  • Swales
  • Reed beds
  • Previous (porous or permeable) paving
  • Soakaways
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Filter Strips
  • Filter drains and trenches with or without perforated pipes
  • Green roofs
  • Underground Attenuation storage

 
 



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