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02Aug91 UK: EDITORIAL COMMENT - REGULATORS SHOULD BE ASSERTIVE OVER WATER AND ELECTRICITY CHARGES TO HOUSE BUILDERS.

Planning authorities must be bracing themselves for a rash of applications to erect whole estates around private streams, windmills and tidal power stations.For that seems to be the only way developers can avoid the charges being imposed by the newly privatised water and electricity industries and connection to their services.House builders assert that with every new dwelling, they provide the water and electricity companies with a new, paying customer.The utilities respond that ordinary ...

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