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SuDS Evaluation

This new training course explores the linkages between the National Planning Policy Framework and the Non-statutory Technical Standards (NSTS) for SuDS.

Course fees
£300 + VAT (£360) full CIRIA member/SMEs/Local Authority member
£350 + VAT (£420) Non members
The above fees will cover both Zoom online sessions.  

20-21 June 2023, 09.15 to 12:30 daily
Delegates must attend both sessions to gain 6 hours of CPD in total.
Delegates are advised to login 15 mins before each session start time.  Joining instructions and delegate packs (pdfs) will be issued in advance.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) make a vital contribution to managing local flood risk and water quality whilst providing opportunities for biodiversity and amenity.  

This training course explores the linkages between the National Planning Policy Framework and the Non-statutory Technical Standards (NSTS) for SuDS. The trainers will describe the various elements of SuDS design in an uncomplicated manner to ensure that everyone in the review process can have base understanding of what to ask for.  The trainers will also debunk myths relating to the commonly cited reasons for developers not being able to deliver good SuDS.  The course will focus on critical aspects of the review process to ensure that schemes have been evaluated in a time efficient manner. 

Who should attend

The training will be relevant to those who evaluate SuDS or whose remit is impacted by SuDS as part of the planning process and those wishing to gain a better understanding of what is involved in the evaluation process. For example, those involved in urban design, landscape, ecology, sustainability, and those who evaluate planning applications and need to know how SuDS will impact on their remit.

Why attend
  • understand what high-quality SuDS look like and how they can deliver multiple benefits
  • be confident in evaluating SuDS that deliver water quality, amenity and biodiversity benefits.
  • understand the roles and responsibilities involved in SuDS evaluation process and how this links to high-quality SuDS delivery.
  • gain the confidence to challenge applicants and designers where SuDS designs are not in compliance with NPPF or NSTS.
  • quiz our expert trainers (a landscape architect and civil engineer) and network with fellow professionals with diverse experiences in the design and delivery of SuDS
  • earn valuable CPD.

Assumed knowledge
Prior to registering for this training we advise delegates to have a basic understanding of SuDS from attending the SuDS Foundation course, or equivalent. Delegates are also advised to read Chapter 1 of The SuDS Manual (C753) which is free to download from the CIRIA bookshop and please do visit the susdrain website ahead of the training. 


This course has a value of 6 hours towards your CPD. Certificates will be sent to delegates following completion.

This training will be delivered via 2 x 3hr Zoom sessions. 

If you are unable to book online, please email the completed booking form to Nipa Patel.

Terms and Conditions
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Notice for new bookings from EU/EEA customers only
CIRIA is currently unable to directly process your transaction if you are purchasing from the EU/EEA region. If you wish to book this training course please email your request to [email protected] in the first instance.

Further information
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Email: [email protected]

6/20/2023 9:15 AM - 6/21/2023 12:30 PM
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