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Housing and Commercial Development (Water Supply Assessment) (i-i)


 

Housing and Commercial Development (Water Supply Assessment)

 

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Preliminary

1   

Interpretation

Part 2

Provision of information to local planning authorities

2   

Water Supply Assessment Certificate

3   

Additional information

Part 3

Miscellaneous and General

4   

Expenses to be borne by applicant

5   

Short title, commencement and extent

 

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Housing and Commercial Development (Water Supply Assessment)
Part 2 — Provision of information to local planning authorities

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A

Bill

To

Require an assessment to be made, before construction, of the water supply

requirements resulting from housing and commercial development. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Part 1

Preliminary

1       

Interpretation

In this Act—

“development” has the meaning given by section 55 of the Town and

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Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8);

“local planning authority” has the meaning given by section 1 of the Town

and Country Planning Act 1990;

“relevant development” means a development involving the construction

of more than five houses or ten flats, or covering an area greater than

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500 square metres of commercial building.

Part 2

Provision of information to local planning authorities

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Water Supply Assessment Certificate

(1)   

Any applicant for planning permission for a relevant development under this

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Act shall provide the relevant local planning authority with a Water Supply

Assessment Certificate (“the Certificate”).

(2)   

The Certificate shall include—

(a)   

a statement by the relevant water company that it would be able to

provide sufficient water to cope with the anticipated additional

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demand that would be created by the proposed development; and

 
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Housing and Commercial Development (Water Supply Assessment)
Part 3 — Miscellaneous and General

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(b)   

a statement by the relevant provider of sewerage services that it can

facilitate the provision of sewerage services to the proposed

development within its current capacity.

(3)   

The Certificate shall also include a statement by the Environment Agency that

sets out —

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(a)   

whether it agrees with the two statements made under subsection (2)

by the relevant water company and the provider of sewerage services;

(b)   

its assessment of the impact the proposed development would have on

the risk of flooding in the vicinity; and

(c)   

its recommendation as to whether the development should or should

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not be granted planning permission, based upon its responses to

paragraphs (a) and (b).

(4)   

A local planning authority may not grant planning permission for a relevant

development unless it has received a Certificate in compliance with the

provisions set out in this section.

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3       

Additional information

(1)   

An applicant for planning permission for a relevant development shall provide

the relevant water company and the relevant provider of sewerage services

with—

(a)   

such informatiuon about the proposed development as the water

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company or provider of sewerage services considers necessary;

(b)   

details of his proposals for grey water systems, rainwater catchment

and rainwater harvesting; and

(c)   

details of other water-saving measures and equipment to be provided

within the development.

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(2)   

The applicant for planning permission shall also provide to the relevant water

company, the relevant provider of sewerage services and the Environment

Agency details of his proposed arrangements for handling storm water and

run-off from any roads, paths and hardstanding that form part of his proposed

development, including his plans for rainwater harvesting of such water, if

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appropriate.

(3)   

If the relevant water company or relevant provider of sewerage services

believes that it lacks the necessary information to provide the statement

required under section 2(2) it shall provide the applicant with a statement to

that effect.

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Part 3

Miscellaneous and General

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Expenses to be borne by applicant

Any expenses incurred by the relevant water company, the relevant provider

of sewerage services or the Environment Agency as a result of providing the

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statements necessary for the Certificate or additional information required by

this Act shall be borne by the applicant for planning permission.

 
 

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Part 3 — Miscellaneous and General

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Short title, commencement and extent

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Housing and Commercial Development (Water

Supply Assessment) Act 2006.

(2)   

This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of six months beginning

with the day on which it is passed.

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(3)   

This Act extends to England and Wales.

 
 

 
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