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Have your say on national guidance on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and the historic environment

As a supporting action of the National Heritage Protection Plan we have commissioned the Place Services team at Essex County Council, in partnership with the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), to prepare national guidance on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and the Historic Environment.

The overall purpose of the guidance will be to support the delivery of good practice and to inspire professional practitioners across a range of environmental disciplines. The guidance will serve to reduce detrimental impacts on the historic environment, as a result of engineering, urban and landscape design responses to problems of surface water run-off and flooding, by helping to ensure the heritage dimension is included in SuDS decision making and design. It will also help identify opportunities where the implementation and operation of SuDS can bring benefits to the historic environment.

Survey details

To support the development of the guidance we are seeking the opinions of future end-users via a questionnaire.

The survey is aimed at all those involved in commissioning, designing, evaluating, implementing or advising on SuDS in historic or archaeologically sensitive areas. The questionnaire should take about 15 minutes to complete. Your views will be treated confidentially and reported anonymously by Place Services under the Data Protection Act 1988.

The closing date for responses is Friday, 6th June 2014.

Thank you very much for your time.

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