Guide

Sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) for business

Introduction

Sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) can be used in all types of development to provide a natural approach to managing drainage.

SUDS prevent water pollution and flooding in urban areas. SUDS also create green spaces and habitat for wildlife in towns and cities.

It is good practice to use SUDS in all development plans. You may have to include plans for SUDS when applying for planning permission.

This guide describes the different types of SUDS, and how and when you should use them on your site.