Planning – Septic tanks!
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July 3, 2007 at 2:14 pm #709477-Donnacha-Participant
Im intending to apply for planning for a one off house. It will be built on family land, with a new septic tank and associated foul and surface water works.
Can somebody tell me what the most suitable system is (its reasonable quality land), and what the first step of planning for it would be. Im also wondering how much would be a normal one-off fee for the preparation of drawings (planning drawings only), and submitting the application. The client is a builder, and have said that no construction drawings will be required, as the house is almost a clone of one that is already owner by the client whom is also the main contractor.
July 3, 2007 at 2:33 pm #789972AnonymousInactive
if you redraw or reprint the original plans you could very well be in breach of copyright by the original designer and could be open to being sued….. to be honest it sounds like your client (builder) is using you as a puppet…. i mean no offence here…… i would be very careful if i was you, it sounds like you have no experience in preparing planning applications, it could be a very troubled project for you to undertake……
July 3, 2007 at 3:57 pm #789973AnonymousInactive
Henno seems to be engaging in some exaggerated scare tactics here
July 3, 2007 at 4:36 pm #789974AnonymousInactive
Ive no interest at all in engaging in ‘scare tactics’…… archpigs post raised some alarm bells to me and all i am doing is making them known to him… these potential problems are very real and very pertinent….
July 3, 2007 at 4:59 pm #789975AnonymousInactive
You need to carry out a percolation test to know what the best wastewater treatment system for the site is. Could be anything from a standard septic tank and percolation area to a Bord na Mona Puraflo system. That, and a topographical survey of the site for showing sight distances, gradients, etc, would be the first steps to making sure you’ve got a viable site.
July 3, 2007 at 8:05 pm #789976AnonymousInactive
There are plenty of companies that carry out percolation / tests reports etc, usually these are the suppliers of the waste systems. They normally offset the charge for the report against the system. Ireland Waste Water pops to mind.
You need to bear in mind the location of adjoining boreholes / percolation areas. Check out the GSI website, they have lots of info ( get a copy of Groundwater Protection Schemes, this explains protection matrixs) combine this with the online maps of Vulnerability ratings / Bedrocks etc and you can out together a good desk study which will help you plan the site.
July 3, 2007 at 8:17 pm #789977AnonymousInactive
what county will you be applying in archipig??
some counties do their own percolation testing, which you have to apply for….. others accept private test results from approved agants…
has the builder had a preplanning meeting to see if he complies to the ‘Rural Housing Guidelines’???
read all the available documentation in the LA about preparing a planning application, then read up on the planning act of 2000, 2006 and 2007 to see what information must be submitted in an application….
if the LA has a system where you can see planning documents on line then have a good look at the seperate information submitted and then at the detail of this information….
if you havent experience with preparing applications then the validation process might be hell for you….you need to realis ethat if anything at all is wrong or omitted then the application will be sent back…. in this i will advise you not to put the notice into the paper untill everything else is ready….
July 4, 2007 at 5:09 pm #789978AnonymousInactive
Get yourself an engineer & jcb man to dig a couple of test holes to do a sr6 test (percolition test)
Bord na mona do a enviromentally friendly reed bsed system i think, and kingspan have moved in to the septic tank market if you want a standard one
July 4, 2007 at 10:26 pm #789979AnonymousInactive
any jcb men down around Thurles ??
July 5, 2007 at 8:54 am #789980AnonymousInactive
Any good builder should be able to reccommend you one
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