Foul Sewerage and Utilities Assessment
Details of drainage should be provided for both foul and surface
water. You may need to contact Yorkshire Water at www.yorkshirewater.co.uk to
establish where the drains are.
Applicants are encouraged to minimise the effect of surface
water run-off in the planning of new developments through the use
of sustainable drainage systems. Advice on this can be found
on the Environment Agency’s web site at www.environment-agency.gov.uk.
For major and complex schemes a statement must be provided which
- The availability of utility services (gas, electricity,
telecommunications water, and foul and surface water sewage
disposal - taking into account the capacity of the receiving
water treatment works) has been examined and would not result in
undue stress on the delivery of those services to the wider
- Proposals incorporate any utility company requirements for
substations, telecommunications equipment or similar
- The service routes have been planned to avoid as far as
possible the potential for damage to trees and archaeological
Any development proposing non-mains drainage should include an
assessment as required by Circular 3/99 (Planning Requirements in
Respect of the Use of Non-Mains Drainage in New Development)
including, where appropriate, results of a percolation test.