Commencement of SuDS Schedule 3

Defra has announced that commencement of the provisions for Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) will not begin in April 2013.

M40 services, using SuDS

This decision is based on their reiterated intent to work with stakeholders to address issues raised from the consultation on the proposals to implement the SuDS requirements for new and redeveloped sites in England and Wales, which was held earlier this year.

At a recent meeting of ADEPT they supported the collaborative approach including involvement of Local Authorities. The delay to the implementation of proposals also provides an adequate lead-in before the requirements of the schedule come into force.

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