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Introduction There are two systems of drainage in relation to development: • foul water, and • surface water Each of these has above-ground and underground elements: •...

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In order for a new connection to be made, whether to a generator, a home, an office or an entire new development, new network infrastructure will need to be built. As...

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The need for environmental protection Septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants are wastewater systems for domestic sewage that are used when properties are not...

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The Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA 2017) Section 4 and Schedule 1 to the Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA 2017) implemented into the Communications Act 2003 (CA 2003) a new...

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The new Code This Practice Note sets out the extent of the new Code rights, how they arise, ie by agreement made between the parties or by agreement imposed by court...

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The new Code This Practice Note sets out how Code rights can be terminated or modified, the steps to be taken and provisions relating to notices. For information in...

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Permitted development rights for telecommunication development Certain forms of telecommunication development, eg mobile telephone masts, are permitted development, ie...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is drafted in the context of the previous/old Electronic Communications Code (the previous Code) (providing guidance in respect of...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is drafted in the context of the previous/old Electronic Communications Code (the previous Code) (and covers the differences between...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is drafted in the context of the previous/old Electronic Communications Code (the previous Code) (and covers who has Code powers and...

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Introduction A sewer adoption agreement is entered into between the developer and the water service company for sewers to be constructed to defined standards so that they...

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The developer of a housing estate or other facility will need to lay sewers and drains to deal with domestic sewerage and surface water. Sections 21 and 22 of the...

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Drains A ‘drain’ means a drain used for the drainage of one building or of any buildings or yards appurtenant to buildings within the same curtilage. A drain can also...

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A sewerage undertaker has a general duty under section 94(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) to ensure that the area for which it is responsible is and...

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Undertakers’ powers to lay pipes The powers of a sewerage undertaker to lay sewers, lateral drains and disposal mains are found in ss 158 and 159 of the Water Industry...

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Utilities The water, gas, electricity, communications and energy industries enjoy statutory rights of access onto private land to lay pipes, wires, cables and other...

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