Southwark to bring judicial review over plans for ‘super-sewer’ for London – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in consultations, judicial review, local government, London, news, planning, sewerage by sally

‘Southwark Council has applied to the High Court to bring judicial review proceedings over ministers’ approval of plans for the so-called ‘super-sewer’ in London.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd v United Utilities Water plc (Canal & River Trust and others intervening); Same and another v Same (Same intervening) – WLR Daily

Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd v United Utilities Water plc (Canal & River Trust and others intervening); Same and another v Same (Same intervening) [2014] UKSC 40; [2014] WLR (D) 291

‘Under the Water Industry Act 1991 sewerage undertakers were impliedly empowered to discharge surface water and other non-pollutant water into private watercourses to which they were already discharging at the time the Act came into force, but had no right to create new outfalls into such watercourses without the agreement of their owners.’

WLR Daily, 2nd July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd and another (Respondents) v United Utilities Water Plc (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in appeals, canals, law reports, sewerage, Supreme Court, trespass, water companies by sally

The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd and another (Respondents) v United Utilities Water Plc (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 40 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 2nd July 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Barratt Homes Ltd v Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water) (No. 2) – WLR Daily

Barratt Homes Ltd v Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water) (No. 2) [2013] EWCA Civ 233 ; [2013] WLR (D) 131

“The breach by a sewerage undertaker of its duty under section 106 of the Water Industry Act 1991 to permit connection of a private sewer to the public sewer did not give rise to a liability in nuisance.”

WLR Daily, 27th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Ruling on unintentional sewage leaks liability should lead firms to review prevention efforts, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 28th, 2013 in licensing, news, sewerage, waste, water companies by tracey

“Companies responsible for the operation of the sewer networks in England and
Wales can be found criminally liable for unlicensed depositing of controlled
waste even where that deposit of waste is unintentional, the High Court has
ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th March 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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Regina (Thames Water Utilities Ltd) v Bromley Magistrates’ Court (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted March 26th, 2013 in environmental protection, law reports, sewerage, waste, water companies by sally

Regina (Thames Water Utilities Ltd) v Bromley Magistrates’ Court (No 2) [2013] EWHC 472 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 114

An unintended escape of sewage amounted to a “deposit” for the purpose of an offence under section 33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

WLR Daily, 20th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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The Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd and another v United Utilities Water plc – WLR daily

Posted February 11th, 2013 in appeals, canals, law reports, sewerage, statutory interpretation by sally

The Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd and another v United Utilities Water plc [2013] EWCA Civ 40; [2013] WLR (D) 50

“The implied power of sewerage undertakers to discharge the contents of sewers via their outfalls onto third party property without the owner’s consent had not passed to their successor companies under the transfer scheme entered into as part of the privatisation process implemented under the Water Act 1989.”

WLR Daily, 7th February 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water) – WLR Daily

Posted December 14th, 2009 in law reports, sewerage, water by sally

Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water) [2009] UKSC 13; [2009] WLR (D) 360

“S 106 of the Water Industry Act 1991 gave a property developer a right to connect its private sewer to the public sewer at a point of its choosing even though such a connection would overload the capacity of the sewer as it currently existed.”

WLR Daily, 11th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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