First London Sustainable Drainage Action Plan06-11-2015
The Mayor Boris Johnson, in partnership with Thames Water, the Environment Agency and London Councils have published a draft of the first London Sustainable Drainage Action Plan. This is a long-term plan intended to inspire, facilitate and co-ordinate a step-change in how we manage rainwater in the Capital. It seeks to roll back the tide of grey, impermeable surfaces and replace them with a mosaic of new green features, such as raingardens and green roofs.
This new approach recognises the value of rainwater, seeking to capture, use, delay or absorb it, rather than reject it as a waste by-product. Sustainable drainage also brings wider benefits to London and Londoners, such as providing food for pollinators and more attractive streetscapes.