I am currently building a rear ground floor extension, and have come accross an issue.
To cut a long story short:
Building started on Monday when a building inspector turned up to look at the footings. These were approved and so poured. A different building inspector (didn't get on well with the builder) has then returned today and looked at the manhole which was in full view on Monday, and commented that this has to be moved outside of the extension, and that I am not allowed to build over it.
The plan all along has been to build over it and use a double seal manhole as its a private drain. What they appear to be suggesting is to take the pipes into the drain, outside of the extension (approx 3.5 metres) through the poured footings, and to have a manhole, and then route it back to the drain through the footings again.
I personally don't think this makes any sense as one your adding my pipe work which can lead to more blockages, and secondly is going to cost me a lot extra to get this done now the footings have been poured.
Apparently new legislation was past 2 years ago which says you can't build over a manhole either private or public, is this the case, if not why did the other inspector not pick this up on Monday?
Obviously I don't want to incur the cost and whilst the council have not said no yet, want to know where I stand regarding this to avoid any further costs.
Thanks in advance