Hi, I hope you all remain well and apologies for not being in touch for a while
You may remember that in September last year I provided an update about the work we were planning to undertake in Whitton. I promised to keep you up to date regarding this proposal.
I mentioned that our design team had identified a solution that would see a new sewer installed within Whitton Bank, with a new package treatment plant and outfall sewer to the river Coquet. We were planning to commence these works in the late spring of 2019.
Further information has come to the design teams attention during our investigations which we had to consider. The package treatment plant solution outlined is no longer viable and an alternative pumped option is now under review.
I want to share our new proposal with you to understand your views about this alternative option and agree how we can minimise any disruption that you and your community may experience once the work is underway.
We are proposing the construction of a new pumping station, rising main and gravity sewer. I have posted a plan (Schematic Plan March 19) on the “Planned Work Tab” which shows the areas that we propose to be working in. The work will be delivered in two phases and there will be an interim period where tankering of flows will be necessary.
The project team are now working towards commencing the phase 1 construction work in the autumn of 2019. The phase two works are currently planned for 2020/21. It is unlikely that driveways will be blocked while undertaking the work however if it is necessary to work adjacent to driveways we will contact you in advance to discuss any access restrictions and the appropriate mitigation.
I apologise for the delay and I will continue to keep you up to date with our plans for this essential work.