Cotswold District Council (CDC) has hit a housing developer with a legal notice for a breach of conditions.
The council alleged that the developer had allowed new homes in Fairford to be occupied before the water board completed a drainage scheme.
The Fairford Gate Estate, which consists of 124 homes and is located off Cirencester Road, has 11 homes occupied already. Developer Bloor Homes insisted that no rules were broken.
A CDC spokesman said that the housing application had been approved by the planning committee on the condition that a drainage scheme for foul and surface water be submitted before work began and completed before any homes were occupied. The council asserted that Bloor did not stick to the agreement.
The spokesman added that while a temporary solution for the drainage had been implemented by the developer, there was an obvious breach of the condition, so the notice was issued on July 25.