Killingworth Road - burst main update

We are working hard to repair a burst main on Killingworth Road - we will use this page to provide updates about the repair and also the work required to clean up and reinstate the affected area.

Update by Rachel Nelson

Good afternoon everyone


I wanted to provide an update about what has happened over the last week and let you know what are plans are for the coming week.


As you know, the river levels have been high this week and we have placed sandbags at the location of the damaged wall section to provide extra protection. As more rain is forecasted, we will continue to monitor the situation.


A number of you have already had your properties surveyed by Sanderson Weatherall and more are booked in next week. Sanderson Weatherall have left messages and written to some properties who have not yet had a survey and I would encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible to we can progress with the boreholes.


Next week, we will continue to liaise with Newcastle City Council about our plans for the work and Ben Ralston who you met last Friday is continuing to work with our ecologist to gather the information we need in support of our application to the Environment Agency.


As requested during the meeting last week, we are pulling together a forward plan so that we can share what will be happening over the coming weeks as we work towards starting work on site. This will be posted on this portal by close of play on Thursday 11th February.




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