Guide

Sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) for business

Introduction

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

Sustainable drainage systemsĀ prevent water pollution and flooding in urban areas. Sustainable drainage systems also create green spaces and habitat for wildlife in towns and cities.

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

This guide describes what sustainable drainage systems are, and how and when you should use them on your site.