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07Jan

2019 Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) for new developments in Wales

2019 Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) for new developments in Wales

Will I need to implement SuDS in my new development? As of 7th January 2019, all new developments comprising more than one building or where the construction area is 100m2 or greater, will require sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).  What...

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08Mar

Draft revised NPPF, March 2018 – Flood Risk in Planning

Draft revised NPPF, March 2018 – Flood Risk in Planning

The 5th March 2018 saw the consultation period open on the long-awaited draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. The draft revised Framework incorporates policy proposals previously consulted on in...

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19Feb

flooded road with cars driving through

Driving Into Flood Water – Is It Worth the Risk?

A recent survey of 18 000 AA members revealed that two-thirds of drivers would risk driving through flood water, despite it being the leading cause of death during a flood. Caroline Douglass, Director Incident Management and Resilience at the...

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19Feb

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Beavers: A solution to flooding

A family of four beavers, comprising of two adults and two kits, are planned be introduced into a 6.5 hectare (16-acre) enclosure at Lydbrook, Gloucestershire in spring 2018 in a bid to alleviate flooding in the area. The scheme,...

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