Mansfield Sustainable Flood Resilience Project

Over the past few months, The Green Estate’s Landscape Team have been working hard installing SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) in various locations across Mansfield as part of the town’s Sustainable Flood Resilience Project.

In collaboration with Arup and Severn Trent, the project aims to improve flood resilience in Mansfield via the creation of rain gardens, bioswales and basins. The planted areas will help reduce the impact of urban flooding by catching surface water runoff from roads and roofs, whilst slowing the flow of rainwater into the ground or existing sewers.

As well as increasing the water storage capacity of the town, the planted areas will create new green spaces for the public to enjoy. These green spaces will also help support biodiversity, as the plants will provide shelter and food for birds and insects.