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Building an extension with public sewer in front garden

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Looking to buy, 17 Nov 2020.

  1. Looking to buy

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    Is it possible? I'm aware of the 3m rule but it may be a little closer than that and want to see what options there is around it. Plans etc below.

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    Assuming your property is no. 18, what is it you’re wanting to build... a porch to the front, front extension, side extension?
     
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    Its a house that we're in the process of buying and just had the drainage search back.

    We considered extending out the back way or potentially to the side. Absolutely norhing decided but just wanted to know our options before completing the purchase and paying a price for a extendable plot...
     
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    The drain is slightly more central than it shows on the map too.
     
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    Anything to the rear will be ok in terms of the Build Over Agreement. Anything to the side will also be ok providing the proposal is not within 3m of the sewer. Even if it is within 3m, a BOA is a relatively simple process and in 99% of situations, approval is normally granted. Building a BR exempt porch to the front would bypass the BOA process. Building an extension to the front would require a BOA and as mentioned, would normally be granted subject to the correct clearance and bridging over, etc...
     
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    Thanks really appreciate the help, we just weren't sure on the process if we infringed closer than 3m to the sewer but sounds like there may well be a way to work it out with them directly if it came to it.

    We think going out the back maybe better and kill the 'dead zone'. That Will hopefully have enough space for us! Just the odd shape concerned us so looked at all options Screenshot_20201115-214729_Earth.jpg
     
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    Unless your rear extension will include some angled walls, you’re not going to be eliminate all that ‘dead space’.
     
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    Not eliminate it but use the majority of it. That would be the plan anyway.
     
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    The maps of sewers are not always accurate. Check the locations of manholes to get accurate locations of the sewers,
     
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    I've been told to reject a B reg app as there was an inspection chamber with a change of direction under an extension of a terraced property, it was actually next door: 300mm dia sewer right under an extension that should have been 4m away: spent an hour on site looking for an inspection chamber that was 5m away from where plotted to name but a few.
     
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