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TDS Response to the Ofwat Consultation on Updating the Charging Rules

Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Introduction Last week Ofwat issued its consultation is about proposed changes to their charging rules. Specifically, they address; Wholesale Charging Rules Charging Rules for New Connection Services  Charges Scheme Rules TDS has issued a response to the latest Consultation, a summary of which can be found below along with our full report. TDS is an Engineering Consultancy…
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PUBLIC FOUL SEWERS – AVAILABILITY & CAPACITY ASSESSMENT – AN INDEPENDENT INFORMATION PAPER

Posted on Thursday, June 10th, 2021
With housing and construction being at the forefront of the UK’s post-pandemic economic recovery, access to water and sewerage infrastructure will be crucial if those responsible for delivering new homes are to succeed.
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TDS Response to the Ofwat Consultation on the Scope and Balance of Developer Charges and Incentives

Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
TDS has been at the forefront of a number of important Ofwat Determinations against Companies which have been successful in securing substantial refunds to our Clients.
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Novartis Determination – Important Information Release For All Developers – April 2021

Posted on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Ofwat has at last issued its Final Determination relating to a residential development at Novartis, Horsham. It states in unequivocal terms that Linden Homes should now receive a refund of over £550,000 from Southern Water for an offsite foul sewer requisition that was not required. However, there are likely to be other Developments where substantial…
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Comparison of Water Demand for New Development

Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2021
WASC’S & WOC’S COMPARISONS OF WATER DEMAND FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT: AN INDEPENDENT INFORMATION PAPER – JANUARY 2021 The criteria used by both Water Companies and Water and Sewerage Companies to determine the water demand of a new property remains of one of the most fundamentally important aspects of Water and Sewerage Legislation. Moreover, water demand…
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TDS (South West) Ltd are thrilled to have chosen The Bridgwater Foodbank (part of The Trussell Trust) as their nominated Charity of the Year for 2021

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2020
We are delighted to have initially donated £1,000.00 to this worthwhile and very current charity, which helps tackle food and child poverty in our local communities providing three days’ of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. However we will be looking at other ways to…
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A review and comparison of the water and sewerage sectors charging arrangements

Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2020
  One of the most prominent and disturbing aspects of the Water and Sewerage Sector reforms, as revealed in our earlier Independent Report, “Why the Water and Sewerage Sectors Reforms Will Cost House Builders Significantly More”, was how Water & Sewerage Company charges varied so considerably – see Appendix 1 of the August 2020 Report,…
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Why the water and sewerage sector reforms will cost house builders significantly more

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2020
  Since April 2018 a number of major Reforms have taken place in the Water and Sewerage Sector many of which will have a major effect on the commercial viability of most developments and subsequently a House Builder’s ability to acquire land. The accumulative result will be a significant increase in costs for the provision…
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Changes to Charging Rules & Charging Arrangements within the Water Industry

Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Ray Farrow TDS/HBF Consultant With the introduction of the Charging Arrangements on 1st April 2018 it has been possible, for the first time in the history of the Water and Sewerage Sector, to have more visibility of the Companies methodologies and transparency of their charges. Ray’s presentation charts the journey of how we got to…
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