Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 places a mandatory requirement for the Unitary Authority, acting in its capacity as a SuDS Approval Body, to adopt drainage systems that are constructed in accordance with Welsh Government Standards for Sustainable Drainage and approved proposals.
Since the introduction of the legislation in January 2019, for qualifying developments the two main options for SuDS maintenance are:
It is considered that the spirit of the legislation is to ensure that a single statutory body is responsible for the maintenance and inspection of SuDS features. Therefore, Cardiff Council as the SAB is the statutory body responsible for ensuring that the drainage system is maintained and inspected.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/02/2021
Decision due: 18 Nov 2021 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling & Environment
Lead director: Director of Planning, Transport & Environment
Scrutiny Consideration: Amber/Ambr