Author Archive: Dafydd Vaughan

Flood and Water Management Bill – Update

On 18 November 2009 the Flood and Water Management Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech to be included in the legislative programme for the 5th session of Parliament. The Bill received its first Reading on 19 November. In parallel the Flood Risk Regualtions 2009 were laid in Parliament. These transpose the EU Floods Directive. […]

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Baglan Energy Park

Sustainable Business Park Baglan Energy Park is a strategic low density development site situated on the M4 corridor on the coast of South Wales, a UK area with an unrivalled reputation for achievement. The site was formerly part of the Baglan Bay site, which for many years was home to one of the largest chemical […]

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Sirhowy Attenuation Pond

New Bypass for Sirhowy The Sirhowy Enterprise Way (SEW) comprises a new 4.3km single carriageway bypass around Sirhowy in South Wales. The new length of highway comprises 5 new roundabouts and two river crossings. The project is currently under construction and due to be opened in Spring 2006. The scheme is a Design, Build, Finance […]

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SuDS for new hospital at Mountain Ash?

SuDS proposed for Hospital at Mountain Ash site A planned hospital development for the North Glamorgan NHS Trust has been assessed for SuDS suitability to manage post-development surface water flows. The 5-hectare site of the proposed hospital is on raised fill material, bounded on two sides by the River Cynon. Due to the close proximity […]

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Environmental Agency Wales’ Depot, Crosshands

Rainwater Harvesting The construction of a flood defence depot for the Environment Agency Wales (EAW) at Crosshands provided the opportunity to install a rainwater harvesting system. Constructed in 1999, the building was designed to provide a water resource for use in a number of ways on the site. For the project, a designated team was […]

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Felindre Development SuDS Proposals

Former Tinplate Works The former Tin Plate Works site at Felindre, Swansea is strategically located off junction 46 of the M4 motorway. The Tin Plate Works were demolished in the late 1990s, with the site being remediated for future development. The site is owned by the Welsh Development Agency (WDA) and currently plays host to […]

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TAN 15: Development and Flood Risk

Flooding Risk Some 140,000 properties in Wales (12% of the total housing stock) are thought to be at risk from flooding by rivers or the sea. Experience of recent years suggests that the incidence of problems due to flooding may be increasing in both frequency and scale, largely due to climate change. Therefore, development in […]

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Glan-yr-Afon Environmental Scheme, Kidwelly

Porous Surface The environmental enhancement scheme at Glan – yr – Afon, Kidwelly consisted of the regeneration of dangerous derelict structures into a much needed community coach and car facility. The project was constructed using sustainable solutions to overcome and solve potential environmental problems. One key feature of the scheme is its utilisation of a […]

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Fabian Way, Swansea. Park and Ride Site Sustainable Drainage System

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Project Red Dragon Detention Basin

Project Red Dragon Overview Project Red Dragon is an £80 million Integrated Fast Jet Maintenance Facility, located at RAF St Athan, South Wales. The site is approximately 5 miles west of Cardiff International Airport. Laing O’Rourke were the main contractor tasked with constructing the project for the client, the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA). Arup […]

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