My first thought when the Henry Box Development got planning permission was ‘how on earth are we going to drain it?’ The site was within the flood plain, and generally had a very high water table. My next thought was: this had to be a SUDs site. Up to this time we really had only [...]
Plans to increase housing provision in the picturesque historic market town of Witney, 10 miles west of Oxford are set out in the Oxfordshire Structure Plan which makes provision for some 3,000 dwellings up to the period 2016. One such site, on the former playing fields of Henry Box school, was identified by Oxfordshire County [...]
A SUDS pond is a man-made pool that enables storage of stormwater in a natural environment with aquatic vegetation planted along its banks that encourages wildlife. Ponds provide stormwater attenuation and flood alleviation whilst providing a landscaped amenity in housing or commercial developments.
The Hop Oast Park & Ride facility, designed in line with Horsham District Council’s policy of providing sustainable infrastructure and services, is used to reduce long stay parking in the town centre. Adding further to its green credentials, the council installed a porous pavement with a Hydro Stormwater Package System to ensure controlled, unpolluted surface water discharge to the local watercourse.
Sustainable commercial development has received a boost in North Wales with the installation of Hydro International’s Stormcell® and Hydro-Brake® Flow Control stormwater control systems on one of the biggest business development projects for many years.
Collecting rainwater where it falls and making it immediately available for reuse makes perfect sense. As well as saving water, rainwater harvesting can provide SUDS-compliant attenuation and storage at-source.
In developing 25 homes at Cannon Lane and Brook Lane in Tonbridge, Kent, Hillreed Homes had to implement specialist measures for building on a flood plain.
Part of a far-reaching transport and development action plan, the Fastlink bus link scheme along the Livingston / Edinburgh corridor required high performance storage and treatment of stormwater runoff in a constrained space. As West Lothian Council is committed to the principles of SUDS, the infrastructure construction incorporated a Stormcell® Storage system and Downstream Defender® hydrodynamic vortex stormwater treatment separators from Hydro International.