My parents property is in south dublin, our neighbour sold a plot in their rear garden to a third party developer who sought and obtained planning permission from DLRCOCO for a 'one off' infill detached property set back from the original building line in this 40 year old housing estate. The original sewer line runs across all rear gardens and meets the public sewer to the rear of our property. The developer was granted permission by our neighbour to connect to their sewer line in their rear garden, this additional infill development was not envisaged when the existing 40yr old sewer line was installed by the estate developers Abbey Homesteads and our concern is that this additional connection will result in over excessive pressure on the piping.
The deveopers architect has advised that such direct connections into the original sewer line is in keeping with good practice and is not in breach of planning permission granted. There is no clear reference to an independent sewer line connection referred to in the grant of planning consent. Any information on precedent for newly established connections for one-off infill developments such as this would be of great interest as I must contest this on my parents behalf.
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I must contest this on my parents behalf.
Why must you contest this?
If there is single additional unit being constructed in what sounds like a decent size estate how have you reached the conclusion that this additional unit will put undue strain on the waste water capacity of the area?
A family of 6 in one of the existing houses would use more waste water capacity than two households with no children.
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As PVC King said, if an empty nester in yer estate sells up to a fmaily with 6 kids it would have more impact than a new house with a childless couple for example
And as far as I know, connecting to the main sewer is standard. What's the other option? A septic tank? in the city? hardly....
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I would suggest your parents attempt to create a constructive dialogue with their neighbours and the builders though before you set off on a confrontational path.
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The drain could never be design to hold just enough for each house on the line. That would be silly. Pipes come in standard sizes, if extra houses to be added in the future was taken into account when the original pipes were sized, they would probably be the same size
If it were an issue, im sure enviromental services would of picked up on it.
Half-Time during an Ireland Match would put more pressure on the system than an extra house.
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