top of page
SuDSmart Plus - Sustainable Drainage Systems Report

As of 6 April 2015, SuDS are required for all new developments in England within areas affected by flood and for all major developments outside those areas. The SuDSmart report range helps architects, planning consultants, developers and lawyers assess which drainage options are available for a site in order to comply.



  • Including GeoSmart’s innovative National SuDS Infiltration Map (SD50)
  • Map showing a site’s infiltration suitability (low, moderate, high)
  • Detailed location mapping and topography
  • Aerial photography
  • Surface water features map and drainage routes
  • Identifies risk to underlying aquifers
  • Shows potential to discharge to a surface water body
  • Shows potential to discharge to a sewer
  • Plus Reports provide runoff volumes andflows for initial design and discussions with the planning authority
  • Pro Report includes an outline SuDS strategy (£POA)
  • Clear recommendations and next steps



  • Produced by specialist hydrologists with over 15 years’ experience
  • Great working relationships with Environment Agency and Local Authority Officers across the UK
  • Reports are widely accepted in support of planning applications and insurance
  • Fixed price, great quality and fast delivery


Why choose SuDSmart?

The latest guidance for sustainable drainage states that infiltration discharge into the ground is the preferred method for managing surface water. If this isn’t possible, other drainage systems can be introduced.


SuDSmart reports range from screening to more complex assessments, detailing alternative options and outline strategies. These include attenuation volumes so they can meet Lead Local Flood Authority requirements. They are the most cost effective way to meet local authority planning conditions.


If your site is larger than 10 ha please contact for a quote.


About GeoSmart Information
GeoSmart deliver insight on environmental risk and suitability for property development and infrastructure. Their innovative range of desktop reports, data and services, built on a rich heritage of environmental science, enable smarter, more informed decisions.

SuDSmart Plus - Sustainable Drainage Systems Report


Please ensure that when placing an order, you have provided us with accurate information about the site. 
You will be required to send us further information about the site uncluding:

  • Site Location Plan
  • Any correspondence with the Local Authority regarding the development
  • An understanding of what the intended development will be for
  • Site plot layout plan (if available)

Please email the supporting information to

For your peace of mind our pack products provide industry expected levels of insurance and are compliant with all regulating bodies and codes of conduct.:

Our Local Authority Search is protected by Professional Indemnity Insurance arranged by Travelers Insurance Co Ltd, the limit of which is £10,000,000. This indemnity also provides cover for errors and omissions in local authority and water company data/records which are used to compile our search reports. The search further benefits from 6 years run-off cover.

Our Drainage & Water Reports come with a £2 Million indemnity insurance from 'stewart title'

The Airchecker Report comes with a PI cover of £2million

The Ground Report comes with £1 million of indemnity cover in the aggregate in respect of any one Property.

The Homecheck Pro Report is backed by £10 million professional indemnity insurance.

The Groundsure Homebuyers Environmental report comes with Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance. Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers/tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

The Envirosearch Residential Report comes with: a Radon screen- Insurability statement,  PI cover of £10million, Free ‘Further Action’ risk re-review service and £150,000 Contaminated Land excess free remediation contribution

The Homecheck Flood Report comes with a Consultant assessment on high risk sites, Clear next steps, £10m PI cover of £10million, Insurability statement, is Law Society compliant, FloodRe eligibility indicator

Our No Search Chancel Repair Insurance Policy provides up to £500,000 of Indemnity Insurance per property.

Argyll Energy & Infrastructure report comes with a Professional Indemnity Cover of £10million (terms apply)

bottom of page