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Neil Chaplin

BSc, Coventry University School of Science and the Environment, 2002

The Problems Associated with Wildlife and Habitat Protection Law to the Operation and Maintenance of SUDS and Suggestions for Reform.  


This project was initiated by Alan Newman, Dr Steve Smith and Dr Diane Whitehouse following comments made by some participants at the First National Conference on Sustainable Drainage held in Coventry in June 2001.

In their paper ‘Wildlife Protection Law as a Barrier to Sustainable Drainage Wetlands and Pools in the UK and Elsewhere: A Proposal for Legislative Change’ they state that there was a commonly held view that the potential for a sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) to encourage colonisation by organisms and the development habitat which are of ‘conservation value’ so that wildlife protection laws (see section 4) could at a later date inhibit the maintenance and further development of the site, reducing the drainage potential and effectively dismissing the investment put into the system (Newman et al 2002).

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Contact the author: neilchaplin84@hotmail.com

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