Last edited 25 Mar 2020


The term ‘riparian area’ refers to the interface between land and a river or stream. Ref The HS2 London-West Midlands Environmental Statement, Glossary of terms and list of abbreviations, DETR 2013.

It is defined by The SuDS Manual (C753) published by CIRIA in 2015 as: ‘Of, on, or relating to the banks of a natural course of water.’

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