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CIRIA seeks your views on new initiative to support SuDS delivery

CIRIA is developing susdrain a community (both online and face-to-face) to support all those involved in the delivery of SuDS. We’d value your input on what information and support would be helpful to you and your colleagues in delivering SuDS and overcoming challenges. To get involved please visit:


National Standards out for consultation

The consultation presents Defra's proposals to implement the requirements for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in new and redeveloped sites in England, which are provided for in Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act (2010). The Welsh Government will be consulting separately about implementation in Wales.

They welcome your views on the:

  1. Impact Assessment;
  2. National Standards; and
  3. Statutory Instruments including proposals for approval and adoption

The consultation period has now finished but you can still view them click here for more details.


New Defra publications

Draft Strategy for Skills and Capacity Building in Local Authorities for Local Flood Risk Management

The National Flood Emergency Framework for England

Defra announces more support for councils to tackle floods