Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a great summer.
Further to previous updates and letters, we wanted to share further details of our proposals with you to understand your views about this work and how we can minimise any disruption you and your community may experience once the work is underway.
As a reminder, the proposal is to reduce the risk of flooding and improve the performance of the sewers within the vicinity of Northumbrian Water’s Bates Sewage Pumping Station, located near Crawford Street, which is highlighted on the attached plan.
Our proposed works comprise of new sewers along Crawford street and construction of a new building in open space adjacent to Crawford Street, which will house mechanical equipment to help deal with flows in heavy rainfall.
As previously communicated, the proposal was submitted to Northumberland County Council for consideration for planning approval. This planning application is currently still under consultation with Northumberland County Council.
Whilst this is still under consultation, we wanted to share with you that should planning permission be granted, then the proposed to start of the works is October 2022 and will take around 10 months to complete.
We will provide further details in the coming months