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Essex and Suffolk Water Build over Agreement

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Building on top of or near a sewer pipe can cause damage to your home or the pipe itself if not done properly. It is therefore important that the planning of your construction work takes into account the location, depth and size of the sewer in order to determine the necessary protective measures. Anglian Water promotes development in our region and will always work with you to make your proposals a reality. If it is not possible to build over the sewer, you can submit a request to distract it from the construction work if possible. This application can be made through our online portal InFlow. Please call us on 0345 60 66 087 (option 2) to discuss this in more detail with you. We need to know about construction work that is above or near a public sewer for: New detached properties cannot be built by a public sewer and instead require sewer diversion. We need to conduct CCTV investigations before and after your work, and a local building inspector must also inspect the work. In no case do we allow construction via a sewer or side drain, where: If you are developing a large plot, you may need to lay new water pipes. More information about the new water pipes can be found here. Anglian Water is responsible for maintaining thousands of kilometres of public sewers to ensure the safe disposal of wastewater from residential and commercial properties. These sewers are often located within the boundaries of private property and sometimes near buildings. If you are thinking of upgrading your home by adding an annex, garage or new veranda, we may need to be involved and want to help you.

Download our brochure to learn more about building over a sewer. You need to ask us for a construction agreement if: A second calculator has been developed to assess the impact of development on biodiversity and to assess whether a net gain in biodiversity has been achieved. This included an on-site and off-site mitigation assessment, as well as a monitoring tab to determine if a net profit was realized after construction. The overall objective of the tool was to ensure that Northumbrian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water make a net profit on all their projects and land properties in the future. Browse digdat to find our public sewer lines and water pipes. If it is determined that the existing pipe is in poor condition or that the material is made of pitch fiber, you will need to rest the length of the pipe under the structure at your own expense so that a superstructure can be considered. This minimizes the risk of structural failure of the pipe after construction and the risk of inconvenience and loss of service for you in the future. If an agreement is reached and an inspection is required, we now have the option to make some of your appointments virtually.

Nor will we allow pumps, hoses or sewers to be built. If there are pipelines near where you want to build, it can affect the design of the building. In addition to reviewing the local authority`s building codes, it is important that you work with us to ensure that the piping is protected and that our access to it is not restricted. You will need to determine if there is a public sewer near your proposed work, and this practical guide will help you in this regard. In general, you are responsible for sewers on your property that only serve your property. Anglian Water is responsible for all other sewers, including any pipes you share with your neighbors and some surface water pipes that carry rainwater away from your home. It is best to know where the piping is when designing the building in order to avoid delays and additional costs. Don`t worry if you don`t know how to do it – we`re here to help. When planning your construction work, you should check if there are pipelines nearby. If this is the case, you may need our consent before the work begins. You must then apply to us in accordance with the 2010 Building Code.

These are enforced by local authorities, but they have a duty to consult us if they know that a sewer system could be over-built. Your construction work may require a building permit or a building permit from the local authority. Some work falls under owner-authorized development rights or may not require approval of building by-laws. Carports and small verandas often fall into this category, but it`s always best to check with the local authority if a permit is needed. Please note that none of these authorizations automatically give you consent to overbuild or be near a public sewer. The above process is designed to ensure that your development can continue while ensuring that your property and our sewers are protected. If you are unable to meet ALL the criteria, you will need to apply for construction above or near the public sewer system. We will review your proposals and enter into a construction contract with you that will approve your construction work as soon as the drawings are acceptable. To ensure prompt processing, please ensure that the boundaries of the site are green and that the public sewer is colored red on all drawings provided. Please visit our InFlow online portal and click on “Drainage” to submit a construction application via/near the public sewer. The cost of this app is £362. Without our permission, your local authority cannot provide a certificate of completion for building codes.

This could cause problems if you are trying to sell your property, as a buyer`s lawyer might warn you that the building has been extended over or near a sewer without our permission. Wells cannot be rebuilt due to the increased risk of flooding and odour problems caused by internal wells. Whenever possible, trees should be removed and passed. If it is not possible to construct a well outside a building, we can discuss alternatives when we receive your application. You do not need our permit if you are building outside of these distances. We are happy to check your plans and give you written confirmation if you are not sure. Read more details. We review your plans when you apply and do not allow work to begin until we have given our consent. Accepting changes to your design when work has begun is extremely difficult and can lead to delays on site. You can also consult the public sewer file free of charge at our offices listed below or by visiting your local authorities. The results of the biodiversity assessment for each site – generated by the computer – were grouped into a database. In this way, sites could be classified in terms of biodiversity value and directly compared.

Following the classification of locations, changes in direction (e.B a reduction in vegetation cutting) to improve biodiversity – in most cases, these recommendations have also reduced management costs. Return your completed application and a site site and site layout plan to the address indicated on the form. Call: 0345 60 66 087 (Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:00) If you are not sure if your proposals meet the criteria, you can submit a consultation to Anglian Water via our inFlow online portal. We will evaluate the details you provide to us and confirm if a Build Over application is required. The cost of this consultation is £52. The improvement in biodiversity resulting from these management changes was then predicted for each site, allowing for a cost-benefit analysis that showed where improvements could be most effectively made. Such predictions could also be used to assess the best places to offset biodiversity within land ownership. You can also fax us your information by fax to 01268 664 802 or send a scanned version of your request by e-mail to Do you need help with your request or would you like more information? Application form. These documents can be found here. By further developing our knowledge and assessing biodiversity baselines, we can determine what changes in management practices lead to optimal biodiversity improvement.


Updated: March 5, 2022 — 12:21 pm

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