Decisions on planning applications relating to major development are required to ensure that sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are used for the management of surface water.
Major development is development involving any one or more of the following:
SuDS proposals should be considered at a very early stage within the development design and planning application process and as such Dudley Council welcome early consultations with the Council’s planning officers.
Further guidance can be obtained from your local planning authority and from the following sources:
The CIRIA SuDS Manual C697 [Published by CIRIA www.ciria.org
Susdrain the community for sustainable drainage www.susdrain.org
BS8582:2013 Code of Practice for Surface Water Management for Development Sites
DEFRA Non-Statutory Technical Standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems (PDF Document Download)