Does Environment Agency insist on a communal sewage treatment plant for new estates?

Or can builders opt to install individual septic tanks/cesspits?
These are small housing estates of up to, say, 50 houses not on mains drainage.
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See http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/PDF/PMHO0706BJGL-E-E.pdf
The method to be used will be part of the conditions for planning permission for the site.
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[Default] On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:14:30 +0100, a certain chimpanzee, MM

Whichever works. If the area of land available to the individual houses is large enough, they could have their own, otherwise a communal system is required. I suspect it's the developer who would prefer a single larger system than 50 individual systems.
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Hugo Nebula wrote:

Yes, but it's a pig of a problem: Same thing happens with private roads..who is going to pay to maintain it?
"I shit less than you do"
In one road the people near the exit complained that
a) they never used the top, so why should they pay and almost in the same breath
b) that other people further up the road should pay for their bit, as it was them who used it the most!
ISTR similar howls of protest when someone tried to scale council taxes according to number of occupiers..
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[Default] On Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:58:30 +0100, a certain chimpanzee,
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And this matters to a housing estate developer, how...?
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Hugo Nebula wrote:

It OUGHT to affect saleabiliy and price.
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