Hi all I hope it's not too inappropriate of me to pose such an issue, being my first post
An application was returned invalidated due to having no pipe runs or connections to mains shown on site layout. Are the planning authorities in the wrong as this will delay the applications progress?
I have dug up the Guidelines for Planning Authorities, June 2007 and found in section 3.8 the following:
In relation to the other mandatory documentation under Article 22, planning authorities should take a reasonable approach in validating such documentation. In relation to the requirement that evidence as to the suitability of the site of the site for the proposed system of wastewater dsposal (where it is proposed to dispose of wastewater other than to a public sewer) must be supplied with the application, planning authorities should not be over-rigorous in assessing the adequacy of the evidence for the purposes of validation: further evidence may be sought by way of further information.
I plan on disposing wastewater from the site to a public sewer and ticked the box indicating this on the application form. So, is there any obligation of me to provide a method of wastewater disposal at this (validation) stage? And if possible, please quote me the relevant legislation