Sewage in UK Law

  • Record fine under sentencing guidelines
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Southern Water is the latest company to receive a heavy fine for environmental offences, following a pollution incident in Kent in June 2012 where large amounts of sewage were expelled onto the Tha...
    ...... latest company to receive a heavy fine for environmental offences, following a pollution incident in Kent in June 2012 where large amounts of sewage were expelled onto the Thanet coastline after pumping station failures. The court heavily criticised Southern Water for complacency, particularly ......
  • Thames Tideway Tunnel Gets Green Light
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... Why does London need a 'super-sewer'?. London's sewers were built in the 1860s by Sir Joseph Bazalgette to prevent raw sewage being flushed straight into the Thames (which at the time was thought to be responsible for a series of cholera outbreaks) at a cost of £4.2million. ......
  • Record Fine Under Sentencing Guidelines
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... latest company to receive a heavy fine for environmental offences, following a pollution incident in Kent in June 2012 where large amounts of sewage were expelled onto the Thanet coastline after pumping station failures. The court heavily criticised Southern Water for complacency, particularly ......
  • Higher Fines Imposed for Environmental Offences
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Powerday plc was issued a record fine in April this year for offences relating to operations involving over 17,000 tonnes of waste deposited and stored illegally. Powerday – one of the biggest wast...
    ......Whilst notable, the Powerday case (and fine) is no longer uncommon – Yorkshire Water faced a similar fine for sewage pollution offences this year while Thames Water was found guilty in January this year of two counts of breaching environmental regulations, resulting ......
  • Planning Act Blog 230: Waste Water Projects Come Within Planning Act as MPs Criticise NPS
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... Switch-on for waste water projects. As of tomorrow, applications for waste water treatment plants (sewage works to you and me) above a size threshold must be made to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC), joining energy and transport projects.  ......
  • Planning Act Blog 187: Waste Water National Policy Statement (NPS) Published Today
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... The Waste Water NPS (that's sewage to you and me) deals with one type of nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) in the Planning Act, namely waste water treatment plants ......
  • Domestic Septic Tanks – More Time To Comply
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... Replace the septic tank with a small sewage treatment plant. The discharge from these plants is safer to discharge to a watercourse. However, if the discharge to surface water is more than 5 ......
  • Planning Blog 2008: 164: Thames Tunnel Sites Revealed And Consultation Launched
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... Thames Water has been working on a major project to provide additional sewage capacity in London. Yesterday, it launched the first round of public consultation on its proposed 'Thames Tunnel', which also revealed its preferred ......
  • Thames Water Digs In On Super Sewer
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... The Thames Tunnel is a proposed waste water transfer project that would involve the construction of a tunnel beneath the River Thames to catch sewage overflows before they go into the river after heavy rain. As well as the main tunnel, the proposal would involve works at 25 sites at the surface ......
  • FER1 Decree 2019: Incentives Regime For Renewable Energy Plants
    • Mondaq UK
    ......Other sources benefiting from the scheme include onshore wind, hydroelectric and sewage gases. The scheme will apply until the end of 2021 and will provide new incentives of about €1 billion per year. The government expects that it ......
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