Urban SuDS Case Study: Permeable Drive, Heptonstall

Permeable drive What? We needed to create a driveway at our home. The ground was originally a lawn and we were aware that making a hard surface drive would increase runoff into the surface water drainage system. Where? End terrace, Heptonstall. When? Spring 2017. Design:The ground was cleared and approximately 100mm of course rubble was …

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Urban SuDS Case Study: Hebden Bridge Town Hall – Courtyard Rain Garden Planters

Calder Rivers Trust & Slow The Flow Calderdale Rain Garden Planters Slowing the flow of rainwater into the drainage system, thus reducing the potential for combined sewer flooding The Town Hall Courtyard planters project is a collaborative community venture, funded by a grant from the Postcode Local Trust. It is part of a wider initiative …

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Urban SuDS Case Study: Swale on Tipside by Todmorden Riverside Improvement Group (TRIG)

The Swale in 2018 What? Constructed a small swale to take surplus water away from the path and make a damp area of grass wetter and more biodiverse. Where? Tipside Todmorden. When? December 2016. Design:The swale has been designed to provide a new wetland plant community in an already wet grassy area, and to provide a small storage …

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Urban SuDS Case Study: Domestic Garden, Halifax

Green roof What? Front garden: Hedge and planting. Drive: Shed Green Roof and water butts Where? Family home (1950’s 3 bed semi-detached house), Halifax. When? Early 2018 (Hedge February, Green Roof April) Design: Replaced wall and hard surface at the front with a hornbeam hedge, and planted bulbs below. Built bespoke sturdy (to support extra weight of green …

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Links to SuDS resources

Susdrain: The community for sustainable drainage, more info and ideas http://www.susdrain.org/delivering-suds/using-suds/suds-principles/suds-principals.html CIRIA SuDS Manual: comprehensive SuDS guidance, free download http://www.ciria.org/Resources/Free_publications/SuDS_manual_C753.aspx RHS: Greening Grey Britain https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/gardening-in-a-changing-world/greening-grey-britain The Environment Agency: sign up for early warning of flood events https://fwd.environment-agency.gov.uk/app/olr/register Yorkshire Water: tips on water saving https://www.yorkshirewater.com/household/help-advice/save-water/water-saving-tips/ Yorkshire Water: Free water saving pack https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater#ls2 Save Water Save Money …

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Glossary of SuDS Terms

Susdrain provide an excellent glossary of SuDS terms – so rather than reinvent the wheel, here is a link! Susdrain glossary of SuDS terms: Click to visit glossary!

Hebden Bridge Town Hall Rain Garden Planter Celebrations – a great party!

A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in designing, building, funding, or coming along to the launch event for, the rain garden planters at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. It has been a fantastic team effort, and we had a great day for the launch event on Friday June 29th – with, ironically, not …

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Species list for Hebden Bridge Town Hall Courtyard Rain Garden

See more information on the Hebden Bridge Town Hall – Courtyard Rain Garden Planters here. Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ Japanese maple Small tree Ajuga reptens ‘Chocolate Chip’ Carpet bugle Perennial Alchemilla mollis Lady’s mantle Perennial Anemanthele lessoniana New Zealand wind grass Grass Astilbe japonica ‘Etna’ False goat’s beard Perennial Astilbe x arendsii ‘Diamant’ False goat’s beard …

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Hebden Bridge Town Hall Rain Garden Planters – Launch Party Friday 29th June

Hebden Bridge Community Association, Calder Rivers Trust, Slow The Flow Calderdale, Green Future Building and 2B Landscape Consultancy Ltd warmly invite everyone to join us at our FREE celebration: When?FRIDAY 29TH JUNE 15:30 – 18:30 Where?Hebden Bridge Town Hall Café / Courtyard What’s happening?Planters will be opened by Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Carol Stow …

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June 2018 – An update on “Slow the Flow Calderdale” Projects

Most people who live and work in the Calder Valley will now have heard of Slow The Flow Calderdale and the work we are doing to reduce the likelihood of flooding, especially if your house or business is at risk of being flooded.  Indeed, our reach and influence now permeates throughout the UK – we have connections with …

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