We have completed installation of the pipe in Windlemere SANG.
There will be a pause between the end of installation and reinstatement activities in Windlemere SANG. This is because we need to reseed and replant in the appropriate season. Reinstatement will take place in 2023 in the next available season.
Further information on our construction plans can be found below.
Access to Windlemere SANG will be available throughout works.
The car park used for Windlemere SANG will remain open throughout works.
Our work in the SANG required some vegetation clearance, including shrubs and some younger trees. We will be replacing trees on a one-for-one basis using only native species.
There will be a pause between the end of installation and reinstatement activities in Windlemere SANG. This is because we need to reseed and replant in the appropriate season. Reinstatement will take place in the next available season.
Where the topsoil has been stripped and stored, this will then be replaced after the works have been completed and either reseeded or left to naturally regenerate, following discussion with Surrey Heath Borough Council.
Reinstatement works will consist of:
The vegetation reinstatement will be subject to a five-year aftercare.
We used an auger bore to install under Lightwater Bypass/A322. These works were completed in autumn 2022.
Prior to installation, we thoroughly surveyed the ponds in Windlemere SANG for Great-Crested Newts. To protect them, we put up fences and moved them out of the working area under a licence from Natural England.
Our working areas are fully secure with locked gates and 24-hour security.