Possible issues with a build over
Any inspector who has reviewed a site on our behalf (either from a Local Authority or independent company) will tell us about developments that are outside of their authorised approval limits i.e the building/extension is of a particular length or if the sewer/drain is particularly large or deep.
They will also let us know if they discover that the affected sewer/drain is in a poor condition or the ground conditions are unsatisfactory. If this happens we will arrange for one of our own inspectors to visit the site to advise on what should happen next.
The most cost-effective solution for a pipe in poor condition is likely to be renewal of the pipe, the cost of which must be borne by the developer. If ground conditions are unsatisfactory e.g. soils which are easily eroded or fine silty sands, the developer will have to arrange for special design and construction plans to make sure that the pipe is protected from any risk of damage resulting from the development.
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