Some changes to our Network Policy documents
As part of our annual review of design standards and network policies, we’ve made some changes to the following documents in consultation with our stakeholders: our Design and Construction Specification (DCS), Annual Contestability Summary (ACS) and Domestic Meter Location Policy.
Please find copies of the updated documents below. These policy documents have been published on 31 January 2023 to allow a 2-month period of notice before they come into effect from 1 April 2023.
Design and Construction Specification (v3)
Annual Contestability Summary (v3)
If you're planning a new building or extension, here's what you might need to look at:
If you're building or converting a property you'll need to apply for a new water connection.
You'll need a sewerage connection to take wastewater away from a new building.
Building over a public sewer
You'll need to apply for permission if there's a public sewer within 3 metres of your planned building.
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