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RULES FOR SEPTIC TANKS ARE CHANGING

RULES FOR SEPTIC TANKS ARE CHANGING WITH EFFECT FROM 01 JANUARY 2020.

If you have a septic tank that discharges directly to a surface water you will need to replace or upgrade your treatment system by 1 January 2020. Where properties with septic tanks that discharge directly to surface water are sold before 1 January 2020, responsibility for the replacement or upgrade of the existing treatment system should be addressed between the buyer and seller as a condition of sale. More »

If the Environment Agency finds evidence that your septic tank discharging to a surface water is causing pollution, you will need to replace or upgrade your system earlier than 1 January 2020. You will usually have to do this within 1 year, although this will be agreed on a case-by-case basis.

You may be able to:

  • connect to mains sewer – where available
  • install a drainage field (also known as an infiltration system) so the septic tank can discharge to ground instead
  • replace your septic tank with a small sewage treatment plant

Contact the Environment Agency to discuss your options.

You can apply for a permit for an existing or new discharge to a surface water from a septic tank. A permit is only granted in exceptional circumstances. Contact the Environment Agency to discuss.

If you're planning to use a septic tank conversion unit to upgrade an existing septic tank discharging to a surface water contact the Environment Agency to check it meets the required standard. You will be asked to provide evidence that it will treat to the equivalent standard as a sewage treatment plant. You will still need to apply for a permit.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:-

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/general-binding-rules-small-sewage-discharge-to-a-surface-water » Less

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:57 by Sara Atkinson

Ashover Festive of Light

Ashover Festival of Light will be held 4 - 6 October 2019 on Ashover Showfield.

Please DO NOT post application forms for the event to the Showfield.

Contact:-
Email: mail@vintagefestivaloflight.org.uk
Phone: 07591915104.
Facebook: @VintageFestivalofLightAshover

Posted: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:55 by Sara Atkinson

Countryside & Rights of Way Act (CROW, 2000)

RIGHTS OF WAY

Countryside & Rights of Way Act (CROW, 2000)

On 1 January 2026 the legal map of rights of way (the 'definitive' map) will be closed to claims for paths that existed before 1949. Such paths will be legally closed ('extinguished').
The link to the maps below show current rights of way (in bold colours) and unrecorded tracks traced by Open Street Map as dotted lines.

http://cnedramblers.altervista.org/cnedramblers3/ashovermap.htm

Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:50 by Sara Atkinson