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Sustainable Urban Drainage

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council shall be encouraging the utilisation of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS), for new developments as they can play a large part in shaping high quality neighbourhoods, creating nature conservation, and landscape and amenity benefits. This would present opportunities for leisure, play and education within open spaces.

It will give an opportunity to assist the ecology of an area as evidence has shown that wildlife thrives in well designed SUDS and is significant in dealing with landscape and drainage issues. Together with this they can deliver a cost effective drainage method that can be applied to a wide range of development types and contribute to the protection and enhancement of ground water quality.

Therefore the guide below has been produced that will cover the borough, with all submitted schemes being dealt with by the three teams highlighted in the introduction to Highway Development Control Section.