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In January 2015, new rules were put in place to simplify the regulations for septic tanks or small sewage treatment plant.

General binding rules set the conditions that septic tanks and treatment plants will need to meet in order for them to be used without an environmental permit. You will need an environment permit if:

You cannot meet the binding rules


You live in or near sensitive areas described in the Environment Agency’s designated sensitive areas list for small sewage discharges.

Residents of Littleton may be concerned about this regulation but in most cases little needs to change as long as you are maintaining your sewage system regularly and not discharging more than 2,000 litres of sewerage then you should not need a permit. However the Parish Council urges residents to satisfy themselves that their own system complies with the new regulations and “General Binding Rules” by reviewing the following documents from the Environment Agency:-

Leaflet: Your sewage – Your environment

See Permits you need for Septic Tanks which also includes a link to a calculator for working out how much sewage you are discharging.

See Small sewage discharges in England: general binding rules for details of the general binding rules.

See also General binding rules: small sewage discharge to a surface water

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White Lining on Littleton roads

The Parish Council has received a number of reports about inappropriate and dangerous parking in some of the Littleton roads. In particular problem parking has been identified near junctions with Main road raising safety concerns due to lack of visibility, access problems for larger vehicles and causing pedestrians to walk into the roadway. The Parish Council has reported the issues to Winchester City Council and a plan is in place to add white lines to key points to deter parking in the following roads:-

  • The Hall Way
  • North Drive
  • South Drive
  • Bercote Close

Please see the following diagrams for more details, also available as a pdf here.