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Re-engineering our urban landscapes to sustainably manage runoff

Anthony McCloy, McCloy Consulting We are surrounded by numerous examples where the landscape does not provide any tangible management of rainfall, and runoff is quickly conveyed underground into pipes that can quickly become surcharged, writes Anthony McCloy. The recent Australia Road SuDS Park in London exemplifies an integrated design approach to deliver a successful green…

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The SuDS state of play

Anthony McCloy, McCloy Consulting After a number of years waiting in the wings, the SuDS Standards finally made centre stage in 2015, but perhaps not in the manner that many of us had anticipated. The release of the ministerial statement and updates to national planning policy requires all major schemes to incorporate SuDS; the announcement…