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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 26

Matters to accompany applications for approval to install or construct sewage management facilities

26 Matters to accompany applications for approval to install or construct sewage management facilities

(1) An application for approval to install or construct a sewage management facility on any premises must be accompanied by the documents specified in this clause.
(2) Plan The application must be accompanied by a plan, to scale, showing the location of:
(a) the sewage management facility proposed to be installed or constructed on the premises, and
(b) any related effluent application areas, and
(c) any buildings or facilities existing on, and any environmentally sensitive areas of, any land located within 100 metres of the sewage management facility or related effluent application areas, and
(d) any related drainage lines or pipework (whether natural or constructed).
(3) Specifications The application must be accompanied by full specifications of the sewage management facility proposed to be installed or constructed on the premises concerned.
(4) Site assessment The application must be accompanied by details of the climate, geology, hydrogeology, topography, soil composition and vegetation of any related effluent application areas together with an assessment of the site in the light of those details.
(5) Statement The application must be accompanied by a statement of:
(a) the number of persons residing, or probable number of persons to reside, on the premises, and
(b) such other factors as are relevant to the capacity of the proposed sewage management facility.
(6) Operation and maintenance The application must be accompanied by details of:
(a) the operation and maintenance requirements for the proposed sewage management facility, and
(b) the proposed operation, maintenance and servicing arrangements intended to meet those requirements, and
(c) the action to be taken in the event of a breakdown in, or other interference with, its operation.
(7) This clause does not apply to an application for approval to install or construct a sewage management facility on any premises if the applicant declares in the application that the facility will remain on the premises for no more than 12 months.
Note : The information that is to accompany such applications (and applications for approval to alter a sewage management facility) is to be determined by the council in each particular case. Section 81 of the Act provides that an application for an approval under Part 1 of Chapter 7 of that Act (in which category such applications fall) must be accompanied by "such matters as may be prescribed by the regulations and such matters specified by the council as may be necessary to provide sufficient information to enable the council to determine the application".



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