Landscape & Amenity

September 2016

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READER ENQUIRY 4 Machinery, Plant & Vehicles Page 21-25 SEPTEMBER 2016 Landscape Amenity PRODUCT UPDATE Forestry Equipment Page 27-30 Brushcutters A round-up of the latest equipment. Page 13-15 Recent innovations with concrete block permeable paving help meet regulatory requirements for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) while cutting costs and maximising development potential, as summarised in a new guide from Interpave. By its very nature, concrete block permeable paving is uniquely placed to help meet the multifunctional requirements for SuDS on developments. Its capability to attenuate water flow during rainfall for gradual discharge is well known. But it also provides a fresh opportunity to meet the need for water retention on site – a key element of any SuDS scheme – without additional land-take. This is achieved by designing with distinct storage New guide shows how permeable paving simplifies SuDS 'compartments' of permeable paving using straightforward orifice flow controls, that are accessible for observation and adjustment if needed, on the outlets. This enables water storage to be deployed around a site, with flow controls demonstrating compliance to local planning authorities as part of the SuDS design approval process. Additional storage on valuable land, with associated excavation and construction costs, is avoided and SuDS requirements on high-density urban schemes can be met without expensive storage structures. This approach is also useful for controlling flows to maximise permeable paving storage on sloping sites or to increase treatment times, optimising removal of pollutants within the pavement. After more than two decades of use, concrete block permeable paving has proved to be a predictable, reliable and low- cost SuDS technique. Of course, it provides the hard surfaces needed on any project – whether for traffic (including HGVs), parking, pedestrians or play – but it also creates an inherent drainage system, addressing both flooding and pollution issues by attenuating and cleaning water runoff at source. Concrete block permeable paving can simply enable infiltration to the ground where conditions allow or, more commonly, collect water for transmission to other SuDS features along the 'management train' or to conventional drainage. The National Planning Policy Framework now requires sustainable drainage (SuDS) on new developments of 10 or more dwellings and equivalent non-residential or mixed developments in England. SuDS are also a firm regulatory requirement elsewhere in the UK and local policies spell out what planning authorities expect from sustainable drainage. Designers, developers and local authorities are increasingly making use of concrete block permeable paving as an essential SuDS technique. The latest developments with SuDS and urban design are summarised in Interpave's new 'Hard Landscape Today' brochure and a video which dramatically demonstrates the performance of concrete block permeable paving. Interpave Enquiry 1 S A L T E X 2 0 1 6 ' s a l l - encompassing and free-to-attend LEARNING LIVE programme is set to explore what impact leaving the European Union will have on the industry, when the exhibition opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on the 2 and 3 November. Designed to cater to all visitors that maintain or manage pitches, estates, grounds, landscapes, play areas and parks, LEARNING LIVE will play a major role at SALTEX and will offer an extensive information-sharing experience, an incredible line-up of guest speakers and will focus on key issues that surround the industry – Brexit being one of them. In an organised panel debate, the implications of leaving the EU SALTEX to address Brexit impact will be discussed. Professor John Moverley, chairman of the Amenity Forum has been confirmed as a panel member and will seek to specifically address the implications for weed, pest and disease control, as well as the amenity sector as a whole. Commenting on the debate, John SIS Pitches has been selected to construct the pitch for the 2018 World Cup final, to be played in Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium. Revolutionary pitch installed at World Cup venue The 2018 World Cup will be the first to have a SISGrass natural turf reinforced pitch and SISAir technology. said: "At this moment in time we are at a very early stage but, as well as posing a challenge, it is a time of opportunity to influence future decision making and represent the sector's interests. I look forward to a lively debate." SALTEX Enquiry 2 The Luzhniki Stadium will host group stage matches and a semi-final before the tournament concludes with the final. The SISAir system helps to optimise the root zone's growing conditions and assists the promotion of healthier turf. The revolutionary system also proactively manages soil moisture and removes excess water from the soil. The SISGrass machines will complete the injection of the synthetic fibres into the prepared pitch in late September. SIS Pitches Enquiry 3 We look at the latest innovations and news. Jane Carley's product spotlight and an APF preview recommended • reco mmended More People Get Carried Away with the new Mechron 2240! 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