The local authority, as the road authority, should, in an increasing number of circumstances, assume the part or the entire SuDS as part of a water management plan. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is the legal authority responsible for the protection of the aquatic environment. SEPA requires the use of efficient and effective sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in new developments. Sepa provides southern guidelines on its website. The Water Assessment and Drainage Guide (WADAG) was published by the Scottish SuDS Working Party in January 2016. WADAG must help developers, planners and other stakeholders in water and drainage infrastructure go through the necessary steps to obtain appropriate approvals and comply with standards and guidelines. For more information on key tasks and responsibilities for surface water drainage and flooding, see below. The list is for informational purposes and is not exhaustive. Leading local authorities In addition to the jurisdiction of local authorities described above, local governing authorities have additional responsibilities. .
. . Sewers for Scotland 4th Edition (SfS4), published in October 2018, contains Scottish Water building standards for adhesion basins, retention ponds, piping incendiarys and filter trench finishing. When an SuDS is designed for development according to these standards, Scottish Water has a duty (at the developer`s discretion) to take over the SuDS and therefore to be responsible for it. Scottish Water Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 Sepa favours SuDS, which is built outside the borders or curtilage of private land and is adopted by Scottish Water, the local authority or a public body, and as such, SEPA seeks to ensure the long-term maintenance and sustainability of all sweats implemented. The Fire and Rescue Service Civil Contingencies Act 2004 . . Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 Maintenance of SuDS within borders or near private land, such as. B residential access or supermarket parking is the responsibility of the landowner or owner.
The Town and Country Planning (Notification of Applications) (Scotland) Direction 2009 . Section 7 of the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 allows road authorities and Scottish Water to connect to each other`s drainage systems, provided reasonable. The SuDS for Roads guide was published in 2010 and provides a collaborative framework for a more integrated approach to drainage. ..