Research and analysis

A review of the application and effectiveness of planning policy for sustainable drainage systems

A report on the use of sustainable drainage systems in new development after the introduction of new planning policy on such systems in 2014.

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A review of the application and effectiveness of planning policy for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

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The report examines how national planning policies for sustainable drainage systems are reflected in local plans and the uptake of these systems across a range of housing and commercial developments in England.

The review was undertaken by MHCLG during 2016 and 2017 with the support of Defra and the Environment Agency.

Published 23 August 2018