Heads Hope Dene, Co. Durham

This project is to reduce the risk of pollution to Head Hope Dene. A range of solutions are being investigated to reduce the risk of pollution caused by flooding from the sewer due to blockages, and land slip. Construction is programmed for 2021/22.

Update by Gabrielle Ward


I thought I would pop on and let you know how work on site is progressing. Since our last update, the team have completed 1km of downstream sewer pipe with 400m remaining. 

If you have been for a walk down the footpath adjacent to site, you may have noticed the Sewage Pumping Station (SPS) area has changed drastically over the last few months. The pipework and drainage to the SPS has been installed. Externally, the concrete plinths for the kiosk and generator have been laid, along with the concrete slabs leading to the SPS. 

Please be aware that on Thursday 12th May, we will be adding a lane and lay-by closure along the A19 north bound between the hours of 8pm and 6am. I have attached a plan with information on the location of the closure.  

Please feel free to leave a comment below with any questions you may have.

Thank you for your continued patience during this time. 


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