Leidsche Rijn sustainable urban development, Netherlands

General
National Id: 
Netherlands_03
Site name: 
Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht
Summary: 
This scheme is currently under development as part of a large residential scheme at Leidsche Rijn, near Utrecht in the Netherlands. The scheme is ambitious in terms of its water management and extensive use of SuDS. It aims to prevent discharges from the site as far as possible (through storage and infiltration) as well as to reduce inputs of poor-quality water from elsewhere. Management of existing and new water bodies on the site will be integral to the scheme, providing improved ecology and recreational opportunities. The time scale for development was expected to be 15-20 years, but due to the economic crisis the overall timescale has increased. A vertical reedbed test site has already been implemented within the site, which some data are available for, although that forms only part of the overall scheme.
Location description: 
The site, Leidsche Rijn, is located on the outskirts of Utrecht, in the Netherlands.
NUTS Code: 
Utrecht
RBD code: 
NLRN
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Heather Williams and Dilian Jansen, AMEC
Longitude: 
5.0522518
Latitude: 
52.0964879
Last updated: 12 Jan 2015 | Top