I note from the plan of the development that there is a sewage
treatment plant near where I am planning to buy a new property, one of
40 on a new development in the Fens. I have been advised that this is
a private treatment plant, constructed specifically on behalf of the
developer and run by a management company to which is paid a sewage
charge of about £200 per year. The plant is not near the actual
property I intend to buy, and I didn't notice it when I was viewing
the property. However, it was not pointed out to me either! The
property particulars state 'mains drainage'. I suppose that is true
inasmuch as there is no septic tank at the property. But it is not my
idea of mains drainage.
This plant is allegedly a modern enclosed plant that produces no
smells. I have also received confirmation from Anglian Water that
their charge for sewage would be waived, thus I would only pay for
water supply (metered, approx £100 per year for a single person
household). I was also advised, seperately, that these types of small
sewage plants are fairly common in rural Lincs, especially where new
developments are concerned.
Cause for concern? I am thinking about potential resale problems later
on. The new property is 120 miles away, so I can't just pop in the car
and drive there, though I might well take a day or two out to do just
that, depending on the responses I receive here.