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Planning Advice Note 79: water and drainage

Published: 27 Sep 2006

Planning Advice Note (PAN) 79 provides advice for planning authorities about setting the direction of development to inform the planning and delivery of new water infrastructure.

27 page PDF

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27 page PDF

394.4 kB

Planning Advice Note 79: water and drainage

27 page PDF

394.4 kB

ISSN 0141-514X
ISBN 0 7559 6262 1
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Covering Letter
How the Infrastructure Works
Planning and Water Infrastructure
Water Legislation and Investment
Joint Working
Respective Roles
Statutory Duty to Engage
Development Planning
Assessing the Impact on Water and Waste Water Infrastructure
Memorandum of Understanding
Development Management
Pre-application Discussions
Consulting On and Determining the Application
Securing Connection to Water and Waste Water Infrastructure
Sustainable Drainage Systems
Private Schemes
Developments by Scottish Water
Annex A: Relevant Legislation
Annex B: Financing New Infrastructure

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