Grounds for rejection
There are twelve grounds for rejection:
The notice is not in the prescribed form
The notice has been sent to the wrong authority
The person who signed the notice is not an approved inspector
The information supplied is deficient because the location or description of the work is not shown, including the existing and proposed use of the building, or the drainage details are insufficient.
The initial notice is not accompanied by the approved inspector's approval
Evidence of insurance is not shown
The notice does not contain an undertaking to consult the fire authority if necessary
The inspector is not independent of the developer. Independence is not necessary in the case of minor work
Local legislative requirements will not be met
There is an overlap with an existing initial notice which is still valid
The AI is obliged to consult the sewage undertaker and the initial notice does not contain an undertaking to do so
The includes the erection or extension of a building over an existing sewer and the local authority is not satisfied that they may consent either conditionally or unconditionally.
The notice is deemed to have been accepted if the local authority does not reject the notice within five days.