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What do you think of SuDS?

What do you think of SuDS?

22 July 2016
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Wokingham Borough Council is inviting public feedback on its plans for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) to manage flood risk and improve water quality and biodiversity across the borough.


An eight-week consultation into the new SuDS strategy is running from 22 July to 16 September and people can share their views either online or via email.


SuDS are drainage solutions that provide an alternative to direct channelling of surface water through pipes and sewers to nearby watercourses.


The borough council’s strategy sets out the long term vision for SuDS, and is designed to help developers plan their new homes and buildings as well as planners when assessing planning applications.


“This strategy crucially provides advice, guidance and technical detail for both developers and our borough planners,” said Cllr Angus Ross, executive member for environment.


“I urge all those involved to study and comment on the draft documents, so we can then make any amendments if needed. This will help ensure we adopt a robust and effective strategy to minimise drainage issues in new developments and provide for good maintenance of sustainable drainage systems once built."


Complete the SuDS survey online or email: SuDSStrategy@wokingham.gov.uk