Development Levies – 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016
Under the above Drainage Board’s Byelaws consent to discharge any surface water and/or treated effluent into any watercourse is required by the Board before any development can commence.
To cover the cost of dealing with the increased rate of discharge from the impervious area created by the development, the Board has resolved to require a development levy from all developers as a condition of giving consent.
Unless flow regulation works are undertaken on the site, levies will be required in accordance with the following: –
1. Single properties which discharge roof water to an open ditch or pipe and not a soakaway – £228 per dwelling.
2. All other development levies will be calculated at the rate of £21,189 per impervious acre and £52,355 per impervious hectare from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017. This figure will, however, be reviewed in accordance with the R.P.I.
3. Where private dykes require improvement to cater for development run-off the improvement must be carried out by the developer at his own cost. Details of the proposed improvement must be approved by the Board. If the developer encounters difficulties in obtaining consent from the adjoining owners to carry out such necessary work, the Board may be prepared to carry out such work using their powers under the Land Drainage Act, 1991 with the costs being recovered from the developer.
4. Levies will be calculated and required by the Board upon commencement of the development.