Sustainable Drainage Systems

The use of SuDS is a requirement on developments to serve several functions. These include controlling runoff water rates and volumes to lower downstream flood risk, reducing pollutant concentrations, acting as a buffer for accidental spills to improve runoff water quality, enhancing the amenity value of the site and promoting biodiversity.

If incorporated from inception, SuDS schemes can offer a very economical drainage solution with added value and ecological benefits.

Our SuDS experience ranges from the use of private and adoptable permeable paving to wet and dry swales, infiltration and detention ponds and the use of landscaping to convey clean surface water. 

As well as designing SuDS for all scenarios, at Ingent we are also able to provide management and maintenance schemes for the construction and lifetime of the scheme. 

In order to ensure that SuDS schemes are working correctly, schemes, the planning permission often stipulates that the Contractor when appointed produces a Construction Surface Water Management Plan (CSWMP).  Ingent is able to provide support and design to contractors for these plans.

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Recent projects

Ingent Consulting Engineers have been involved with this 38ha greenfield site near Daventry during its progress to market, on behalf of the vendor.

Orchards Green, Ely - drainage strategy

Proposed residential developments consisting of 198 new properties and associated parking.