This consultation concerns the structure and scope of charges for developer services, with a particular focus on the balance of costs recovered from developers and other customers (the balance of charges) and incentives for better outcomes for the environment and society (environmental incentives). It complements ongoing work on improving the cost reflectivity of new connection charges.
Our aim in this consultation is to make our charging rules better support our strategy and key themes or principles set out in guidance by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and by the Welsh Government. In particular:
- charges that reflect costs, supporting fairness and affordability across companies’ different sets of customers;
- charges that are transparent, benefit customers and, by supporting markets, offer developers greater choice; and
- companies incentivising developers and third party providers to help meet long-term challenges, particularly through developing water efficient new homes and sites with sustainable drainage.
Where to send submissions
We would welcome any comments on this document. Please email them to [email protected].
The closing date for this consultation is 8 June 2021.