Consultation: Implementing SuDS and ensuring their long term maintenance

As part of Government’s commitment to implement sustainable drainage systems at the earliest available opportunity, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have worked together to examine implementation options.

The Government wants to seek views on a proposal to make better use of the planning system to meet Sir Michael Pitt’s recommendations on sustainable drainage. The next step is to consult on this approach. As announced in a Written Ministerial Statement on 12 September 2014, Defra and DCLG have launched a joint consultation document which sets out a possible approach for implementing sustainable drainage systems and mechanisms for ensuring their long term maintenance.

The joint consultation document can be found here.

Please complete the consultation questionnaire by 24 October 2014.

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