From time to time large scale infrastructure and construction projects take place that are unavoidable due to their national importance or a strategic improvement for socio-economic reasons. Many of these projects have the potential to cause disruption to existing residents which is unavoidable.
Where this is likely to happen WRS will engage in negotiations with planners, development managers and contractors involved and will agree the best methods of reducing the impact of noise, dust and vibration on members of the local community. This is normally done through the brokering of a legal agreement under the Control of Pollution Act 1974. Section 61 of the Act allows developers and building contractors to apply for ‘Prior Consent’ where noise generating activities may occur during the construction phase of a development.
1.Birmigham Resilience Project
Severn Trent Water in conjunction with its partners are undertaking the installation of new drinking water infrastructure from the Severn river north of Stourport on Severn to Frankely Reservoir.
The pipeline will be laid underground with ancillary service buildings in strategic location along the way. Full detail of the project is available here.
August 2017 Consent
February 2018 Consent
March 2018 Consent
2. Battenhall Bridge Demolition
The Southern Link Road (A4440) forms part of Worcestershire's principal road network linking the strategic road network at Junction 7 of the M5 Motorway and the eastern side of Worcester City with the A38, A449, A4103 and A44 roads. It, therefore, provides a vital highway link between the M5 Motorway, the wider strategic road network,south and west of Worcester, Great Malvern and the wider Malvern Hills District, Ledbury, Upton-upon-Severn and Herefordshire.
The network currently operates under a considerable amount of strain, with key radial routes into Worcester City Centre and routes around the outskirts of Worcester City being subjected to significant pressure, particularly during peak periods. Journey times and speeds are forecast to deteriorate further in future years in the absence of any infrastructure improvement works. Consequently, Worcestershire County Council is proposing to carry out highway improvement works to the Southern Link Road (A4440). Further details on these works are available on the County Council website which can be accessed here.
Phase 3 of these works seeks to demolish Battenhall Bridge and widen the railway bridge as part of the road dualling in this sector. Demolition work will occur during the night time period, details of which are available here : -
3. Worcestershire Parkway
Worcestershire Parkway forms part of the wider £50million plus rail investment programme in Worcestershire and is a key part of the longer term Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy. This scheme will provide sustainable access to regional and national destinations by rail, including the south-west, north-east, London and the Thames Valley. The steel frame building will begin to take shape over the coming months as well as the footbridge over the railway line from Woodbury Lane. Due to the proximity of existing railway infrastructure certain engineering processes must be undertaken during unsociable hours. WRS is currently working with the site contractor to ensure that noise and vibration from the pile driving opperations is kept to a minimum. Details of the working consent is available here : -
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