Just discovered our studio would be over an easement (sewer pipe)!?
16 days ago
last modified: 16 days ago
We're waiting on a building permit (have planning permission already for an extension and building a studio at the back) and we've just discovered in the process of getting a PIC number that the studio, which on the plans is at the very back of our inner suburban block (in Maribyrnong / City West Water in Melbourne), will be over a sewer pipe. We have a builder and aren't well versed in how any of this works, but no one is being much help at the moment so seeking external views.
It seems like the City West Water rules are hard and fast, and a studio (apparently a habitable space even though no one will be living in it - it's for music production) can't be built over the easement. We're trying to get answers from CWW as to whether there's a workaround / a way we can adjust the plans to make it work, but we're not finding it easy to get answers.
So - if there's something we can do we'd love to know about it! Thank you in advance.
Edit: have included a chunk of the plans with my crudely added depiction of where the sewer runs through the backyard (part of the block that was previously the laneway).