This useful guide offering practical guidance to utilities for home builders, sets our what developers and utilities companies should expect from each other when providing appropriate utilities to bring forward future development.

Whilst targeted at housing developers it is relevant to all kinds of development.

The key objectives are to:

  • Ensure that the connection and disconnection of utilities is not a limiting factor in bringing forward development sites and the economic growth they generate
  • Better enable utility providers to understand the location, timing and impact of future development sites, so they can extend their networks in a timely and cost effective way without putting their existing customers at risk
  • Provide developers and utility companies with a shared understanding of what needs to be provided, by whom and by when to enable connections to be made
  • Set out the minimum standards of service developers can expect from regulated utility companies when seeking a connection.

Access to the full guide can be found using the link on the right hand.