On Monday 12th February, Welsh Government hosted a Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) in Wales workshop at their Llandudno Junction offices.
The purpose of the day was to raise awareness of schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, the timetable for implementation and the practical implications of the SuDS Approval Process. The event was well-attended by representatives from Local Authorities, DCWW, NRW, Developers and Consultants.
Whilst the consultation period is still open until 15th February 2018, the intention is that Schedule 3 and SuDS Approval Bodies (SAB) will be implemented in Wales by November of this year.
The new SAB may charge a fee for an application for approval determined as follows (a) £350 for each application; and (b) an additional amount up to £7,500 calculated by a reference to the size of the construction area and the diagram below highlights how increasingly important drainage considerations for new developments in Wales are going to be moving forward.
Please get in touch with one of the Waterco team if you’d like to discuss your upcoming developments to ensure SuDS and the SAB are fully considered.
Established in 1998, we are officially celebrating our 20th year of being in business.
Waterco has grown significantly in recent years, expanding our Ruthin office to two other UK offices (Manchester and Chester) and establishing Waterco India. We hope to continue the growth and success well into 2018, and beyond!
Chris Lewis has recently appeared on North Wales TV to discuss the Denbighshire County Council investment of £10.5million which will see Rhos Street School and Ysgol Pen Barras relocate to modern, fit for purpose facilities in 2018. The project has been match funded by the Welsh Government as part of their 21st Century Schools Programme.
Waterco Consultants supported the ‘Work Based Learning’ (WBL) module at the University of Chester this year with placements for Reece Hewitt and Alicia Crossland. The scheme provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in the world of work in-between years 2 and 3 of their study. Reece joined the Waterco Ruthin office for 5 weeks prior to the summer break, and Alicia continued her placement in the Waterco Chester office for the duration of the summer. Our case study with Rob Flitter will soon be on the University of Chester website https://lnkd.in/eVe5vWb and we look forward to supporting the scheme again in the future.
Monday 9th October – Having supported Denbighshire County Council with a Flood Consequence Assessment and the supporting hydraulic modelling for the planning and preliminary design of the new Glasdir School in Ruthin, Chris Lewis (second from right) & Bethan Lloyd-Jones took the opportunity to attend the construction site and meet with the Leader of Denbighshire County Council, Hugh Evans (right).
Recent Liverpool John Moores University graduate Louisa King BEng GMICE has been selected as Professor Lord Robert Mairs Apprentice for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 200th year. Louisa is looking forward to meeting and working with industry leaders to help illustrate how accessible civil engineering is to all age ranges, and how it has the ability to transform lives for all stakeholders.
At Waterco our company vision is to improve the world with smart and sustainable environmental and water management.