Kerry Foster joins CIRIA project steering group for Delivering successful integrated water management through the planning system

Richard Allitt Associates are pleased to announce they have joined the CIRIA project steering group for Delivering successful integrated water management through the planning system.

Planning is integral to the effective management of water and this guidance will support the delivery of effective integrated water management (including SuDS) for new development and regeneration projects.  It will review and showcase good planning policies and the processes that underpin their production as well as providing local government with the confidence to produce their own set of policies and guidance ensuring that high quality developments with good water management are cost effectively delivered.

As a project steering group member, RAA will be involved in work that will showcase strong and effective local planning policies, identify critical success factors in developing and effectively utilising good policies and provide a transferable set of recommendations for planners to establish good planning processes and policy.

The project will provide LPAs and Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) with resources to help them to develop policies and engage with stakeholders to deliver better water management (and related green infrastructure) for their communities.

Technical Director Kerry Foster attended the first meeting in November and said ‘We are obviously delighted to be part of this project, to see the wider multiple benefits that can be achieved beyond water management, for example, adaptation to climate change and urbanisation, energy efficiency, health and wellbeing and biodiversity.’

One of the first steps in the project will be a survey to seek industry views on how IWM is currently being delivered through the planning system.

We would encourage you to take part in this short survey, please click here



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