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Essex County Council and Epping Forest District Council introduce charge for drainage works
Obtaining consent for land drainage will now cost applicants after the district and county councils agreed a tariff.
Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) on behalf of the Essex County Council (ECC) introduced the maximum charge of £50 to issue land drainage consent for certain works from August 5.
Authority for issuing the consent was delegated to EFDC from ECC, which charges the same rate across the rest of the county.
Only certain works will be eligible for charge however as the district council has bylaws in place allowing consent for small land drainage projects to be granted free of charge.
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