Defra press release on Schedule 3 review

Press release from Defra

This press release: 'a new approach to sustainable drainage set to reduce flood risk and clean up rivers' summarises Defra's review of the implementation of SuDS for England.
Defra's report sets out the findings of a review into the implementation of schedule 3 to The Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

The review recommends implementation subject to final decisions on scope, threshold and process once a full regulatory impact assessment has been completed. The assessment will look at different options and the expected costs and benefits.

The government has accepted this recommendation.

Defra will carry out a consultation in order to collect views on the impact assessment, national standards and statutory instruments in 2023.

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