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Watford Junction Draft Development Brief 2016

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief

Representation ID: 601

Received: 03/10/2016

Respondent: Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Representation Summary:

Developers need to demonstrate that adequate capacity exists and that the brief needs to consider the new increase in wastewater and water supply demand to serve proposed developments and on the network.

Full text:

As you will be aware, Thames Water are the statutory sewerage undertaker for the Borough and are hence a "specific consultation body" in accordance with the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations 2012. We have the following comments on the consultation document:
Sewerage/Wastewater Infrastructure
Thames Water seeks to work closely with the local authorities to plan for the necessary water and sewerage/wastewater infrastructure to service development in its area in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG).
New development should be co-ordinated with the infrastructure it demands and to take into account the capacity of existing infrastructure. Paragraph 156 of the NPPF, March 2012, states:"Local planning authorities should set out strategic policies for the area in the Local Plan. This should include strategic policies to deliver:......the provision of infrastructure for water supply and wastewater...."
Paragraph 162 of the NPPF relates to infrastructure and states: "Local planning authorities should work with other authorities to: assess the quality and capacity of infrastructure for water supply and wastewater and its treatment.....take account of the need for strategic infrastructure including nationally significant infrastructure within their areas."
The NPPG includes a section on 'water supply, wastewater and water quality' and sets out that Local Plans should be the focus for ensuring that investment plans of water and sewerage/wastewater companies align with development needs. The introduction to this section also sets out that "Adequate water and wastewater infrastructure is needed to support sustainable development" (Paragraph: 001, Reference ID: 34-001-20140306).
It is important that developers demonstrate that adequate capacity exists both on and off the site to serve the development and that it would not lead to problems for existing users. In some
Sent by email to: strategy@watford.gov.uk
thameswaterplanningpolicy@savills.com
0118 9520 500
3rd October 2016
circumstances this may make it necessary for developers to carry out appropriate studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing water & sewerage infrastructure. Where there is a capacity problem and no improvements are programmed, then the developer needs to contact the water company to agree what improvements are required and how they will be delivered prior to any occupation of the development.
It is therefore important that the Development Brief considers the net increase in wastewater [and water supply] demand to serve proposed developments and also any impact the development may have off site further down the network, if internal/external sewage flooding of property [and no/low water pressure] is to be avoided.
Thames Water therefore recommend that developers engage with them at the earliest opportunity to establish the following:
 The developments demand for wastewater treatment and sewerage network infrastructure both on and off site and can it be met
 The surface water drainage requirements and flood risk of the development both on and off site and can it be met
To accord with the NPPF and the above, text along the lines of the following should be added to the Development Brief:
"Wastewater & Sewerage Infrastructure
Developers will be required to demonstrate that there is adequate waste water capacity and surface water drainage both on and off the site to serve the development and that it would not lead to problems for existing or new users. In some circumstances it may be necessary for developers to fund studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing wastewater/sewerage infrastructure.
Drainage on the site must maintain separation of foul and surface flows. It is the responsibility of a developer to make proper provision for surface water drainage to ground, water courses or surface water sewer. It must not be allowed to drain to the foul sewer, as this is the major contributor to sewer flooding
Where there is an infrastructure capacity constraint the Council will require the developer to set out what appropriate improvements are required and how they will be delivered. "
It should be noted that in the event of an upgrade to Thames Water's assets being required, up to three years lead in time will be potentially necessary for the delivery of the infrastructure; alternatively the developer may wish to requisition the infrastructure to deliver it sooner.
Thames Water must also be consulted regarding proposals involving building over or close to a public sewer. If building over or close to a public sewer is agreed by Thames Water it will need to be regulated by an Agreement in order to protect the public sewer and/or apparatus in question. It may be possible for public sewers or water mains to be moved at a developer's request so as to accommodate development.
Comments on the Proposed Sites
The wastewater network capacity in this area may be unable able to support the demand anticipated from this development. Local upgrades to the existing drainage infrastructure are may be required to ensure sufficient capacity is brought forward ahead of the development. Where there is a potential wastewater network capacity constraint, the developer should liaise with Thames Water to determine whether a detailed drainage strategy informing what infrastructure is required, where, when and how it will be delivered is required. The detailed drainage strategy should be submitted with the planning application.

Comment

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief 2016

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief

Representation ID: 692

Received: 03/10/2016

Respondent: Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Representation Summary:

Wording has been recommended for Wastewater and Sewerage Infrastructure regarding capacity and surface water drainage, potential studies to ascertain capacity and to maintain separation of foul and surface flows.

Full text:

As you will be aware, Thames Water are the statutory sewerage undertaker for the Borough and are hence a "specific consultation body" in accordance with the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations 2012. We have the following comments on the consultation document:
Sewerage/Wastewater Infrastructure
Thames Water seeks to work closely with the local authorities to plan for the necessary water and sewerage/wastewater infrastructure to service development in its area in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG).
New development should be co-ordinated with the infrastructure it demands and to take into account the capacity of existing infrastructure. Paragraph 156 of the NPPF, March 2012, states:"Local planning authorities should set out strategic policies for the area in the Local Plan. This should include strategic policies to deliver:......the provision of infrastructure for water supply and wastewater...."
Paragraph 162 of the NPPF relates to infrastructure and states: "Local planning authorities should work with other authorities to: assess the quality and capacity of infrastructure for water supply and wastewater and its treatment.....take account of the need for strategic infrastructure including nationally significant infrastructure within their areas."
The NPPG includes a section on 'water supply, wastewater and water quality' and sets out that Local Plans should be the focus for ensuring that investment plans of water and sewerage/wastewater companies align with development needs. The introduction to this section also sets out that "Adequate water and wastewater infrastructure is needed to support sustainable development" (Paragraph: 001, Reference ID: 34-001-20140306).
It is important that developers demonstrate that adequate capacity exists both on and off the site to serve the development and that it would not lead to problems for existing users. In some
Sent by email to: strategy@watford.gov.uk
thameswaterplanningpolicy@savills.com
0118 9520 500
3rd October 2016
circumstances this may make it necessary for developers to carry out appropriate studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing water & sewerage infrastructure. Where there is a capacity problem and no improvements are programmed, then the developer needs to contact the water company to agree what improvements are required and how they will be delivered prior to any occupation of the development.
It is therefore important that the Development Brief considers the net increase in wastewater [and water supply] demand to serve proposed developments and also any impact the development may have off site further down the network, if internal/external sewage flooding of property [and no/low water pressure] is to be avoided.
Thames Water therefore recommend that developers engage with them at the earliest opportunity to establish the following:
 The developments demand for wastewater treatment and sewerage network infrastructure both on and off site and can it be met
 The surface water drainage requirements and flood risk of the development both on and off site and can it be met
To accord with the NPPF and the above, text along the lines of the following should be added to the Development Brief:
"Wastewater & Sewerage Infrastructure
Developers will be required to demonstrate that there is adequate waste water capacity and surface water drainage both on and off the site to serve the development and that it would not lead to problems for existing or new users. In some circumstances it may be necessary for developers to fund studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing wastewater/sewerage infrastructure.
Drainage on the site must maintain separation of foul and surface flows. It is the responsibility of a developer to make proper provision for surface water drainage to ground, water courses or surface water sewer. It must not be allowed to drain to the foul sewer, as this is the major contributor to sewer flooding
Where there is an infrastructure capacity constraint the Council will require the developer to set out what appropriate improvements are required and how they will be delivered. "
It should be noted that in the event of an upgrade to Thames Water's assets being required, up to three years lead in time will be potentially necessary for the delivery of the infrastructure; alternatively the developer may wish to requisition the infrastructure to deliver it sooner.
Thames Water must also be consulted regarding proposals involving building over or close to a public sewer. If building over or close to a public sewer is agreed by Thames Water it will need to be regulated by an Agreement in order to protect the public sewer and/or apparatus in question. It may be possible for public sewers or water mains to be moved at a developer's request so as to accommodate development.
Comments on the Proposed Sites
The wastewater network capacity in this area may be unable able to support the demand anticipated from this development. Local upgrades to the existing drainage infrastructure are may be required to ensure sufficient capacity is brought forward ahead of the development. Where there is a potential wastewater network capacity constraint, the developer should liaise with Thames Water to determine whether a detailed drainage strategy informing what infrastructure is required, where, when and how it will be delivered is required. The detailed drainage strategy should be submitted with the planning application.

Comment

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief 2016

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief

Representation ID: 693

Received: 03/10/2016

Respondent: Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Representation Summary:

On proposed sites the wastewater network capacity in this area may be unable able to support the demand anticipated from this development. Local upgrades to the existing drainage infrastructure may be required to ensure sufficient capacity is brought forward ahead of the development.

Full text:

As you will be aware, Thames Water are the statutory sewerage undertaker for the Borough and are hence a "specific consultation body" in accordance with the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations 2012. We have the following comments on the consultation document:
Sewerage/Wastewater Infrastructure
Thames Water seeks to work closely with the local authorities to plan for the necessary water and sewerage/wastewater infrastructure to service development in its area in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG).
New development should be co-ordinated with the infrastructure it demands and to take into account the capacity of existing infrastructure. Paragraph 156 of the NPPF, March 2012, states:"Local planning authorities should set out strategic policies for the area in the Local Plan. This should include strategic policies to deliver:......the provision of infrastructure for water supply and wastewater...."
Paragraph 162 of the NPPF relates to infrastructure and states: "Local planning authorities should work with other authorities to: assess the quality and capacity of infrastructure for water supply and wastewater and its treatment.....take account of the need for strategic infrastructure including nationally significant infrastructure within their areas."
The NPPG includes a section on 'water supply, wastewater and water quality' and sets out that Local Plans should be the focus for ensuring that investment plans of water and sewerage/wastewater companies align with development needs. The introduction to this section also sets out that "Adequate water and wastewater infrastructure is needed to support sustainable development" (Paragraph: 001, Reference ID: 34-001-20140306).
It is important that developers demonstrate that adequate capacity exists both on and off the site to serve the development and that it would not lead to problems for existing users. In some
Sent by email to: strategy@watford.gov.uk
thameswaterplanningpolicy@savills.com
0118 9520 500
3rd October 2016
circumstances this may make it necessary for developers to carry out appropriate studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing water & sewerage infrastructure. Where there is a capacity problem and no improvements are programmed, then the developer needs to contact the water company to agree what improvements are required and how they will be delivered prior to any occupation of the development.
It is therefore important that the Development Brief considers the net increase in wastewater [and water supply] demand to serve proposed developments and also any impact the development may have off site further down the network, if internal/external sewage flooding of property [and no/low water pressure] is to be avoided.
Thames Water therefore recommend that developers engage with them at the earliest opportunity to establish the following:
 The developments demand for wastewater treatment and sewerage network infrastructure both on and off site and can it be met
 The surface water drainage requirements and flood risk of the development both on and off site and can it be met
To accord with the NPPF and the above, text along the lines of the following should be added to the Development Brief:
"Wastewater & Sewerage Infrastructure
Developers will be required to demonstrate that there is adequate waste water capacity and surface water drainage both on and off the site to serve the development and that it would not lead to problems for existing or new users. In some circumstances it may be necessary for developers to fund studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing wastewater/sewerage infrastructure.
Drainage on the site must maintain separation of foul and surface flows. It is the responsibility of a developer to make proper provision for surface water drainage to ground, water courses or surface water sewer. It must not be allowed to drain to the foul sewer, as this is the major contributor to sewer flooding
Where there is an infrastructure capacity constraint the Council will require the developer to set out what appropriate improvements are required and how they will be delivered. "
It should be noted that in the event of an upgrade to Thames Water's assets being required, up to three years lead in time will be potentially necessary for the delivery of the infrastructure; alternatively the developer may wish to requisition the infrastructure to deliver it sooner.
Thames Water must also be consulted regarding proposals involving building over or close to a public sewer. If building over or close to a public sewer is agreed by Thames Water it will need to be regulated by an Agreement in order to protect the public sewer and/or apparatus in question. It may be possible for public sewers or water mains to be moved at a developer's request so as to accommodate development.
Comments on the Proposed Sites
The wastewater network capacity in this area may be unable able to support the demand anticipated from this development. Local upgrades to the existing drainage infrastructure are may be required to ensure sufficient capacity is brought forward ahead of the development. Where there is a potential wastewater network capacity constraint, the developer should liaise with Thames Water to determine whether a detailed drainage strategy informing what infrastructure is required, where, when and how it will be delivered is required. The detailed drainage strategy should be submitted with the planning application.

Comment

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief 2016

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief

Representation ID: 717

Received: 03/10/2016

Respondent: Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Representation Summary:

Wording has been provided regarding wastewater and sewerage infrastructure. Thames Water would like for this to be included in the development brief.

Full text:

As you will be aware, Thames Water are the statutory sewerage undertaker for the Borough and are hence a "specific consultation body" in accordance with the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations 2012. We have the following comments on the consultation document:
Sewerage/Wastewater Infrastructure
Thames Water seeks to work closely with the local authorities to plan for the necessary water and sewerage/wastewater infrastructure to service development in its area in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG).
New development should be co-ordinated with the infrastructure it demands and to take into account the capacity of existing infrastructure. Paragraph 156 of the NPPF, March 2012, states:"Local planning authorities should set out strategic policies for the area in the Local Plan. This should include strategic policies to deliver:......the provision of infrastructure for water supply and wastewater...."
Paragraph 162 of the NPPF relates to infrastructure and states: "Local planning authorities should work with other authorities to: assess the quality and capacity of infrastructure for water supply and wastewater and its treatment.....take account of the need for strategic infrastructure including nationally significant infrastructure within their areas."
The NPPG includes a section on 'water supply, wastewater and water quality' and sets out that Local Plans should be the focus for ensuring that investment plans of water and sewerage/wastewater companies align with development needs. The introduction to this section also sets out that "Adequate water and wastewater infrastructure is needed to support sustainable development" (Paragraph: 001, Reference ID: 34-001-20140306).
It is important that developers demonstrate that adequate capacity exists both on and off the site to serve the development and that it would not lead to problems for existing users. In some
Sent by email to: strategy@watford.gov.uk
thameswaterplanningpolicy@savills.com
0118 9520 500
3rd October 2016
circumstances this may make it necessary for developers to carry out appropriate studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing water & sewerage infrastructure. Where there is a capacity problem and no improvements are programmed, then the developer needs to contact the water company to agree what improvements are required and how they will be delivered prior to any occupation of the development.
It is therefore important that the Development Brief considers the net increase in wastewater [and water supply] demand to serve proposed developments and also any impact the development may have off site further down the network, if internal/external sewage flooding of property [and no/low water pressure] is to be avoided.
Thames Water therefore recommend that developers engage with them at the earliest opportunity to establish the following:
 The developments demand for wastewater treatment and sewerage network infrastructure both on and off site and can it be met
 The surface water drainage requirements and flood risk of the development both on and off site and can it be met
To accord with the NPPF and the above, text along the lines of the following should be added to the Development Brief:
"Wastewater & Sewerage Infrastructure
Developers will be required to demonstrate that there is adequate waste water capacity and surface water drainage both on and off the site to serve the development and that it would not lead to problems for existing or new users. In some circumstances it may be necessary for developers to fund studies to ascertain whether the proposed development will lead to overloading of existing wastewater/sewerage infrastructure.
Drainage on the site must maintain separation of foul and surface flows. It is the responsibility of a developer to make proper provision for surface water drainage to ground, water courses or surface water sewer. It must not be allowed to drain to the foul sewer, as this is the major contributor to sewer flooding
Where there is an infrastructure capacity constraint the Council will require the developer to set out what appropriate improvements are required and how they will be delivered. "
It should be noted that in the event of an upgrade to Thames Water's assets being required, up to three years lead in time will be potentially necessary for the delivery of the infrastructure; alternatively the developer may wish to requisition the infrastructure to deliver it sooner.
Thames Water must also be consulted regarding proposals involving building over or close to a public sewer. If building over or close to a public sewer is agreed by Thames Water it will need to be regulated by an Agreement in order to protect the public sewer and/or apparatus in question. It may be possible for public sewers or water mains to be moved at a developer's request so as to accommodate development.
Comments on the Proposed Sites
The wastewater network capacity in this area may be unable able to support the demand anticipated from this development. Local upgrades to the existing drainage infrastructure are may be required to ensure sufficient capacity is brought forward ahead of the development. Where there is a potential wastewater network capacity constraint, the developer should liaise with Thames Water to determine whether a detailed drainage strategy informing what infrastructure is required, where, when and how it will be delivered is required. The detailed drainage strategy should be submitted with the planning application.

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