Last edited: 12 Jan 2019 Hi all and thanks in advance for your replies. It looks like after preliminary percolation test, done this week, that our site will likely fail same. The site is a rural site. c.4 acres. We are hoping to build a 1,800 sq ft bungalow on it. No houses nearby (well 1 across the road, about 200 meters away). My wife owns the site and is from the area, born and grew up there. It is a 'damp' site i.e there are reeds/rushes growing on parts of it. I imagine it a heavy/boggy soil too. I wonder should we have got the test done at all i.e at this time of the year. I read somewhere that the only time to do a preliminary percolation on a heavy/boggy soil site is September/\October. (Found this out after the test). So, if the site has fails the percolation test what are our options? Would the person who carried out the test have informed the Co.Co? (Going to talk to him Monday). Surely in the 21st century there must be options? (other than selling the site for agricultural purposes). We really want to build there. Help!!!