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Is planning permission needed to put in drainage on very wet

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Is planning permission needed to put in drainage on very wet land?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

It depends on what type of drainage it is, see here for further guidance

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/drainssewers/

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Site given not really helpful. This is a piece of agricultural land not near any dwellings but needing draining at the entrance to the land.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
You should start off with the assumption that digging drainage ditches is not classed as development and therefore no planning permission is required.

The council would be the best people to advise you whether or not your proposal requires planning permission or not and you may just want to pay them the money required to get them to confirm.

This site may be more helpful

http://www.buyaplan.co.uk/blog/posts/53-how-do-planning-rules-affect-farmers

Hope this helps