Hull City Council and Yorkshire Water recently agreed on official binding rules regarding sustainable draining requirements.
The joint initiative between a WaSC and a Local Authority – a UK first – aims to ease pressure on the city’s drainage network. Developers of new building schemes in Hull will have to reduce existing surface water run-off rates by at least fifty percent on Brownfield sites by making use of SuDS.
‘What is really positive and significant is the fact that this is the first collaboration between a council and a water company,” said Alex Codd, Hull City Council’s assistant director of economic development and regeneration. The policy comes twelve years after the floods that devastated Hull in 2007. 90% of the city stands below the high-tide line, and it has been named the ‘flood capital of the UK’ two years running by the price comparison website MoneySuperMarket.com.
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