Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2341
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Water and Climate Change Strategic Urban Drainage Systems (SuDs) Content View all on this section
Respondent Environment Agency (Jennifer W… View all by this respondent
Response Date 16 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? Yes
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes

Overall we are pleased to note that matters of interest to us have been addressed and as such we consider the sound. We do however, have a few comments to make and suggested amendments for clarification purposes.

ENV9 - Sustainable Drainage

The importance of SuDS as a way of providing biodiversity enhancement is highlighted here.

The need for long term maintenance of sustainable drainage features, however, doesn’t appear to be given enough weight (item j). Long term maintenance is essential.


There is no mention of non-native or non-native invasive species in the policy. This is unfortunate. Use of native species of local provenance as a way of maintaining and enhancing biodiversity should be emphasised.


What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound?
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
Does your representation relate to an omission site (a site that has not been included). For example a site for Housing, Employment, Travellers, or Local Green Spaces.
Please supply details of the omission site.