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POLICY QL27 - Foul Drainage

  1. In order that the amenity and use of land will not be adversely affected, proposals for development will be required to make adequate arrangements for foul sewage disposal. Where:
    1. development sites can be connected to existing mains/sewerage, development incorporating individual sewage treatment facilities will only be permitted where it can be shown that the amenity and use of other land will not be adversely affected;
    2. mains sewerage is not available developers must demonstrate that the use of individual facilities in the form of :-
      1. a package treatment plant incorporating a combination of treatment process; and only if this is not practicable,
      2. septic tank,
      3. where the use of treatment plants or septic tanks (discharging to foul soakaways) are considered, groundwater reserves should not be adversely affected and ground conditions should be satisfactory and of a size to provide adequate sub-soil drainage.
    1. it does not give rise to any adverse affect on the amenity and use of land and/or causing a public health nuisance or possible water pollution;
    2. increased sewerage and/or sewage treatment capacity is required, development will not be allowed to be occupied in advance of the completion of the improved facilities.
  2. All new foul and storm water drainage associated with the development should be designed and built to the adoption standards of the local water company. Where development will be connected to a private sewerage system and not connected directly to the public sewer developers will be required to demonstrate the integrity of the private system to accommodate the proposed development.
  3. Responsibility for demonstrating that new development is effectively served by a sewerage system rests primarily with the developer. Where sewage disposal proposals are assessed as being unsatisfactory or are not supported by adequate information development will not be permitted. 

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