Brown v Dunstable Corporation: 1899

Cozens-Hardy J considered the right of a land-owner to make connection to the public sewer, and said the right under section 21 is an ‘absolute right’, adding that: ‘This absolute right is no doubt subject to any regulations in respect of the mode of making connections and subject to the control of any person appointed to superintend the making of the connections; but no regulations can justify an absolute refusal to allow a connection to be made on any terms’.
Cozens-Hardy J
[1899] Ch 378
Public Health Act 1875 21
England and Wales
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CitedBarratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water) SC 9-Dec-2009
The developers wanted to construct their private sewer to the public sewer at a point convenient to them. The water company said a connection at the point proposed would overload the sewer, and refused. The developer claimed that it had the right to . .

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Updated: 23 April 2021; Ref: scu.383816