Planning/Byelaw Policy and Guidance
The Board’s Planning and Byelaw Policy sets out how we will control development that would otherwise compromise the efficient working of the drainage system within the Drainage District. Guidance is also available to help you complete your application, together with the Board’s charging policy. As a rough guide, if you wish to do any of the following you will require the Board’s prior written consent:
Alter a watercourse by culverting, bridging, installing a control structure, filling-in or changing its existing course;
Discharge surface water into any watercourse;
Discharge treated water (effluent) into a Board’s main drain;
Build or plant within 9 metres of a Board’s main drain;
Attenuate surface water run-off arising from development.
If you would like any further information on whether you need the Board’s consent to do something or on how we will consider your application, please contact the Group’s District Engineer.
To apply for consent your application should be completed and returned to us:
Application for a relaxation of Byelaw 10
Application for Direct Discharge of Surface Water
Application for Direct Discharge of Treated Foul Water
Application to alter a watercourse