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Ashton Green, Leicester

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Location

Leicester, Leicestershire

 

Description

Ashton Green was a greenfield site to be developed with 3000 houses, retail developments, business areas, two schools, sports facilities and fitness centre, a library and public open spaces. 30% of the development is roofed or paved.

 

Thick clay soils mean that infiltration is difficult, but there will be swales, retention ponds, wetlands, and tanks for storing water for re-use.

 

SuDS used

The following SuDS components were used on this site:

 

  • Swales

  • Detention basin

  • Retention ponds

  • Wetlands

  • Rainwater harvesting

 

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