SuDS are so diverse we couldn’t possibly have all the information on one website! To help you that bit more please see below for resources and links to other websites that have other useful content. From how to work out what rainfall event to use to finding the best ‘grass’ for green roofs, you’ll find it here!
Glossary – Covers all the key terms that you may come across in relation to SuDS.
Case Studies – Provides details on SuDS projects carried out throughout the UK through.
An East of England water company involved in supplying drinking water, drainage and sewage services to areas within East Anglia
Brett’s Perm Calc
Calculator developed by Brett’s that helps ascertain the best engineering solution and determines the most cost effective permeable paving option.
British Geological Survey
A public sector organisation responsible for advising the UK government on all aspects of geoscience
A non-profit body dealing in research and information for the construction industry
CIRIA The SuDS Manual (C753)
This has long been held as the approach for SuDS best practice, including details on water quality and pollutant removal mechanisms. There are sections to set out how to design the site and estimate storage needs as well as considerations for the technical design of assets.
www.ciria.org – The SuDS Manual (C753)
Details on Climate change allowances can be found in the NPPF
The UK government department responsible for policy and regulations relating to environmental, food and rural issues
A leading public body working towards improving and protecting the environment
For standard approaches on Infiltration testing or soakage have a look at the BRE365 Soakaway Design
CIRIA R156 Infiltration Drainage – Manual of Good Practice
The pre-cast concrete paving and kerb association. Interpave make design guides and case studies for permeable paving freely available to all, this includes design and construction technical specifications which is supported widely across the industry.
The national weather service
Middle Level Commissioners
A statutory corporation operating under the Land Drainage Act 1991, the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the Nene Navigation Act 1753
Non Statutory Technical Standards
These were developed by a multiagency group including working with government to create a checklist for SuDS design and achieving the need for SuDS in the planning process.
A separate interpretation of these standards by LASOO (Local Authority SuDS Officer Organisation) helps to translate what a Lead Local Flood Authority may expect to see in a new planning application
North Level District Internal Drainage Board
Peterborough City Council
The unitary local authority for Peterborough
Peterborough Environment City Trust
An independent charity working towards making Peterborough the UK’s Environment Capital.
This is an online SuDS community with a wealth of case studies and resources for SuDS best practice
Including advice on assessing storage and attenuation needs
As well as on creating a maintenance plan
SuDS for Schools
A project involving North London schools which looks to design and build Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) within school grounds
UK Sustainable Drainage
This is a website hosted by HR Wallingford and provides a number of useful tools freely available online, including calculators and tools that help to set the design parameters for a site
Information on Urban creep and what allowances are expected can be found in Appendix B of LASOO guidance
Welland & Deepings Internal Drainage Board
A public body responsible for land drainage and flood defence in and around the Spalding area