At : Geldards Offices, Cardiff (location)
On : Wednesday 3rd or Thursday 4th July 2019
Time : 15:30pm - 18:30pm
Contact : Michele Jellings - 029 2038 6537
Developments in Wales are subject to new laws relating to sustainable drainage systems (SuDs), which came into force on 7 January 2019.
Prior to 7 January 2019, whilst Welsh Government policy encouraged the implementation of SuDs, there was no statutory obligation on developers to provide SuDs as part of new developments.
That has now changed in Wales with the implementation of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (the 2010 Act) and associated Welsh Government regulations. Subject to a few exceptions, the 2010 Act prohibits the commencement of any construction work which has drainage implications until SuDs for the work has been approved by the local SuDs Approving Body (SAB – i.e. the unitary authority).
To obtain approval, developers must ensure that their SuDs accord with National Standards set by the Welsh Government. These new laws also place a duty on the SAB to adopt the SuDs in some circumstances, which will likely mean the developer having to enter into a legal agreement with the SAB. There are also a raft of enforcement powers available to SABs in the event that developers don’t comply with the legislation.
This legislation introduces a whole new way of dealing with SuDs in Wales, but it is not without its challenges.
Join us on 3rd or 4th July 2019 where our property & planning specialists will take you through the new legislation and help you to navigate through the uncertainties and the pitfalls you may experience.
To book your place please compete the booking form below.