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Building over two sewers. The 6m rule

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by 24sevenv24, 6 Jan 2020.

  1. 24sevenv24

    24sevenv24

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    Hi Everyone.

    There are two public sewers running across my garden where I plan to build a single story extension. According to all of Anglian waters rules on their website, I cant see any reason why my application to build over the sewers may be rejected, assuming I protect the sewers with a lintel, except for the following rule:

    "Length of sewer under a building must not exceed 6 metres."

    I would have 2x 6m of sewers under my proposed extension and a lady at Anglian water says "this may be considered as 12m of sewer, dependent on distance between sewers.

    Before I bust up my patio to measure the distance between the sewers, Have any of you had experience of this issue before or can suggest a way around this problem?
     
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    Narrower extension?
     
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    Speak to a different lady. One with a clue preferably.
     
  5. John D v2.0

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    That does seem a bit random i guess it was a guess, might be worth seeing if you can send a rough sketch to the technical dept and see what they reckon
     
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