Approval for developments will be granted once the developer has demonstrated that:-
• Demand for water supply and network infrastructure both on and off site and can it be met.
• Demand for sewage treatment and network infrastructure both on and off site and can it be met.
• The surface water drainage requirements and flood risk of the development both on and off site and can it be met.
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)
Thames Water state “It is the responsibility of a developer to make proper provision for surface water drainage to ground, water courses or surface water sewer. It must not be allowed to drain to the foul sewer, as this is the major contributor to sewer flooding.”
Note 1: In some circumstances, this may make it necessary for developers to carry out appropriate studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing water and sewerage infrastructure. Where there is a capacity problem and the water company programme indicate no improvements, then the developer needs to contact the water company to agree what improvements are required and how they will be funded prior to any occupation of the development.
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