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UK Water – Developer Service Charges 2023/24

Posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
From the start of April 2023, the new water developer services charging arrangements will come into force.  We’ve collated some helpful links to help you navigate these changes. Just click the logos to access the 2023/24 developer charges.
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Update – BEIS Hydrogen Strategy

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2022
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Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
RESPONSE TO APPENDIX 3:  DEVELOPER SERVICES Q1. Do you agree with our proposal to include network reinforcement in the network plus price controls at PR24? We are sorry to say we do not.   Ofwat’s proposals appear to be aligned to making charges reconciliation as simple as possible for water and sewerage companies whilst denying developers…
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Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2021
AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW GIVEN THE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR EVERY HOUSE BUILDER THIS INDEPENDENT REVIEW IS AN ESSENTIAL READ FOR ANY HOUSEBUILDING BUSINESS. As Ofwat’s charging reforms progress, they appear, more than ever, to be emerging as a proxy, largely unchallenged by the developer community, to significantly increase Developer costs. Similarly, the seizing of an unprecedented…
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How TDS can help: From a piece of land to an adopted development

Posted on Friday, September 17th, 2021
How TDS can help: From a piece of land to an adopted development.
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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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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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