Increased surface water flood risk
Regulatory complications and conditions
Significant disruption to people’s lives and businesses
Unviable development schemes if drainage constrained
Property damage, due to drainage failure and maintenance
Added cost, time and frustration to you and your design team
Your specialist SuDS Consultant is part of a dedicated team of Chartered professionals who have been successfully gaining regulatory approval for clients all over the UK, ensuring that their sites are safe and compliant places to live and work.
Our SuDS Assessments are expertly prepared by experienced consultants who are committed to providing you with a technically robust report that is tailored to meet your plans for the site.
Our Consultants can review your site and guide you through the complex process of preparing a SuDS Assessment, so you can get your site approved and built.
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We work through the complex process of evaluating and assessing the drainage potential of the site.
Written with the local authority in mind to gain approval, tailored for you so you know what action to take for design purposes.
SuDS provide a way to effectively manage surface water to maximise the opportunities and benefits of a site.
The main aims of SuDS are to control the quantity of runoff, manage water quality, improve biodiversity and ultimately create better places for people.
Our SuDS strategy follow requirements set out by your local authority. If your site requires a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA), a SuDS strategy is often also required and included as part of the FRA.
You can reduce risk and have foresight by understanding how SuDS can be incorporated into your scheme at an early stage of the project. This provides you with the knowledge you need, so you and your design team can have confidence that a robust sustainable drainage scheme is available, to either support a planning application or check the feasibility for future development.
A Flood Risk Assessment is required by regulators to support a planning application or remove objections if a new development or change-of-use proposal (to a more vulnerable use) if it is in an area that is at risk of flooding by rivers, the sea, surface water or groundwater (or a combination).
Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFA) will also require a SuDS strategy to be submitted in the following situations which are classed as major new development:
In addition, the LLFA are statutory consultees for any new major development consisting of 10 dwellings or more. The LLFA, which are county councils and unitary authorities, mange local flood risks issues such as risks of flooding from surface water, ground water and ordinary watercourses. The LLFA have a responsibility to ensure that SuDS schemes conform with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Lustre Consulting can provide Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) design from property level to catchment scale investigations.
We specialise in undertaking assessments supporting planning applications for residential and commercial schemes at any scale.
We take pride in our environmental multi-disciplinary team, which provides you with added value by saving you time and money by combining the services as a package. Our Flood Risk services can be complemented with our in-house ability to undertake infiltration testing to BRE365, ground water monitoring, geotechnical investigations and Contaminated Land Assessment.
This allows us to provide the very best advice, design and deliver schemes in accordance with local and national policy requirements.
Our SuDS services include:
These are some frequently asked questions when commissioning a SuDS Assessment:
Do I need a Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)?
Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFA) will require a SuDS strategy to be submitted in the following situations which are classed as major new development: for development of sites measuring 1 hectare or greater, and for all major planning applications (10 dwellings or more).
How long does Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) take?
As part of the assessment we usually have to contact the LLFA to source any data or information. Whilst we always strive to meet your deadlines and complete our reporting within two weeks, we may be delayed due to statutory response time for information requests. This should be considered when programming your assessment.
How can I be sure I need a Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)?
If you are unsure as to whether you require a SuDs, please give us a call so together we can discuss your requirements.
Alternatively, please send an email to email@example.com provide us with the site location and description of the proposed development.
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