We have produced a number of guidance documents that help explain sustainable drainage systems, how they work and the range of benefits they offer. Currently we have our first guide, an introduction to SuDS, available to view online or download.
Sustainable Drainage: Design & Evaluation Guide
This guide links the design of SuDS with the evaluation requirements of planning in a sequence that mirrors the SuDS design process.
This guide promotes the idea of integrating SuDS into the fabric of development: using the available landscape spaces as well as the construction profile of buildings. This approach provides more interesting surroundings, cost benefits, and simplified future maintenance.
This guide begins by giving a background context for SuDS design. Next, the three accepted design stages are described: Concept Design, Outline Design and Detail Design. Subsequent chapters offer supporting information.