Pre-Planning Sewerage Enquiry

Before you buy a site or apply for planning approval, submit a pre-planning sewerage enquiry to Yorkshire Water and we can supply our views on the availability of the public sewer network and any restrictions.

Our Service

We've now implemented a flat fee structure for our pre-planning sewerage enquiries for each site, charging £157.

What you'll need to send us

1. An Ordnance Survey plan (scale 1/1250 or 1/2500), with the site clearly marked and a location map or six-figure O.S. grid reference for rural sites.

2. Payment, you can pay by debit or credit card using our secure payment line, please tick this option on your application form. Alternatively, you can pay the application fee by cheque. Please make the cheque payable to Yorkshire Water Services Limited.

3. Details of the type of proposed development, likely number of units and anticipated rates of discharge (in litres per second) of foul and surface water.

4. Extra Information such as: high and low points, watershed(s), the general direction(s) of fall, the preferred drainage outfall route(s) and proposed point(s) of access etc.

5. A topographical survey. 

Pre-planning enquiry form

Fill in your form online  Download our form

*Please note that if you choose to apply online, you will be required to pay your application fee upfront, using our secure system.*

What we'll do

We'll aim to respond to all pre-planning sewerage enquiries in writing within 21 days of receipt of payment with our views on the public sewer network, including comments on availability with a complementary extract of the Statutory Sewer Map.

Our comments will be made based on a 'desk top' study, so the more information we have the better informed our response will be.