Installation of our replacement pipeline at Naishes Lane SANG started in late June 2022. Works in this location are estimated to take around three months to complete.

You will still be able to use and enjoy the SANG. Where paths remain open we will install safe crossing points. Where we need to close paths, these will be diverted to a nearby open path.

Through part of the SANG, we will be reducing our working width to 15m to reduce our impact on Ewshot SINC and Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) over an approximate distance of 356m.

Reinstatement, with native species, will likely take place in October and November 2022.

Further information on our construction plans can be found below.

About installation

Before installation, Compound 4X will be created to the south of the park. When installation starts, fencing will be used to secure the working area. You may also see mobile welfare units, equipment, materials and vehicles in the working area.

During the open cut installation process, you may see deliveries of the steel pipes. These will be brought to site in a ‘just-in-time’ delivery sequencing.

Access to the SANG will be available throughout installation.

Where paths remain open we will install safe crossing points.

Where we need to close paths, these will be diverted to a nearby open path. All diversions will be signposted.

Parking at the SANG will be maintained throughout installation works.

We will be using tried and tested techniques to work around tree roots through the SANG, including hand digging and use of air spades.

In addition, the project’s Environmental Clerk of Works and arboriculturalist will visit working areas to provide specialist advice when any works to trees, such as branch removal, are required.

We will use an open cut technique to install the replacement pipeline through the park.

Any necessary vegetation clearance works would take place before the construction fencing is erected.

Through part of the SANG, we have committed to reduce our working width to 15m wide. This is to reduce our impact on Ewshot SINC and Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) over an approximate distance of 356m.

A fencing/barrier system will be erected within the Order Limits – this is to segregate the ‘live’ working area from publicly accessible areas. As the works progress, the fenced area will be relocated/extended. We will provide pedestrian crossing points on the SANG which will be signposted using diversion signs.

During the open cut works the majority of the material we take out of the ground is replaced when we backfill the trench.

Fabrication works, such as grinding, welding, coating and testing, will be undertaken behind screens or within shelters in order to reduce impacts on the users of the SANG.

 

Construction vehicles will enter the SANG from both the north and south end of the SANG via Naishes Lane.

The access into the SANG and the access route within the SANG will be fenced for the duration of the works. There will be pedestrian crossing points, similar to those used for Public Rights of Way crossings, available to cross the access route within the SANG. Pedestrians will have priority at these crossing points.

The work areas will be fully secure with locked gates and 24-hour security.

After installation has been completed, reinstatement works will be undertaken to re-plant the working area with native species.

The vegetation will be subject to a five-year aftercare period to ensure it becomes established.

Like-for-like footpath surfacing will be used for reinstatement of paths crossed by the working area once the open cut works are complete, unless otherwise agreed between the project and the landowner.