Just observations: the trend for off road parking has added to the additional strain being put on to Victorian drainage. The amount of soil / grass/ planted areas that has disappeared completely in some urban landscapes. The added hard standing areas that flow towards the drains rather than standing must be a huge additional add to capacity consttaints. Sometimes we sow and get what we deserve.
Why concrete + rain = flash floods
They could've mentioned any of several "depave" projects in the UK and since they mention London, this guidance is decent and could do with being more widely known, and there's a huge street-greening project in Sheffield.
Perhaps they mean a more specific critique that a 'movement' is needed (rather than lots of individual community projects and some council-led), obviously I agree generally much more awareness of the issue is needed. It just comes across a bit "the US has a thing we need" rather than highlighting some of the good work being done here.
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