Archive for the ‘SuDS Developments’ Category

Barry bioretention system meets water quality requirements

One of the first UK installations of the innovative new Hydro Filterra® bioretention and bio filtration system has brought attractive landscaping and stringent stormwater quality control to a sensitive location in Barry, South Wales. Vale of Glamorgan council decided to install three Hydro Filterra® units from Hydro International at the Business Service Centre (BSC) car […]

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Report on Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems (R.SuDS)

  The Environment Agency has published a report on Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems (R.SuDS). Sustainable drainage systems have been around for a long time but more especially in the urban environment.   In rural environments, it is an approach for managing the detrimental impact of rainfall on fields and the resulting loss of sediment, chemicals, […]

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Tackling SuDS in Cambridgeshire

A recent article by David Levin, Sustainability Consultant, Europe, AECOM, in the Local Government Chronicle praises Cambridgeshire County Council’s pro-active approach to the introduction of the Flood and Water Management Act and National Standards for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) http://www.lgcplus.com/blogs/tackling-suds-in-cambridgeshire/5045693.blog. Although the article is focused on Cambridgeshire’s response to this new change in legislation, it […]

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CIRIA first workshop for a Water Sensitive Urban Design Scoping Study in Cardiff

A Water Sensitive Wales? CIRIA recently held the first workshop for a Water Sensitive Urban Design Scoping Study in Cardiff. This work is co-funded by Environment Agency Wales, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and others to identify the vision and business case for WSUD in Wales.   Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a holistic approach […]

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‘Overcoming the challenges of SUDS design’

An article produced by Backhaus, Dam and Jensen for ‘Urban Water Journal’ has recently featured on ‘Science for Environmental Policy’ online entitled: ‘Overcoming the challenges of SUDS design’. The article focuses on the new approaches being implemented by Architects to encourage the use of Sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) as part of their designs. Specifically this […]

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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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