Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership (BHEP) has submitted its response to Southern Water's consultation on strategic priorities for water and wastewater services.
Responsibility for setting prices for charged water and sewerage services in England and Wales lies with the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat).
Ofwat carried out its most recent price review in 2004 and the next is scheduled to take place in 2009. For the first time, water companies will be required to outline their long-term strategy for both customers and the environment over the next 25 years, in the shape of a Strategic Direction Statement (SDS).
Southern Water has been consulting on its draft SDS with customers and key stakeholders and the consultation period will close on Friday 30 November 2007.
BHEP broadly welcomes Southern Water's priorities for water quality, tackling leakage, water efficiency, infrastructure development and metering.
However, BHEP has raised some concerns about Southern Water's proposal to oppose developments until sufficient infrastructure is in place, as they fear that this will have a significant impact on planning progress for major developments.
The response also urges progress on the development of a new wastewater treatment facility for Brighton & Hove and continued improvement of bathing water quality.
To download a full copy of the BHEP response click on the link below.
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