We’re building a new 88km water pipeline between Grantham, Peterborough and Bexwell, near Downham Market.
It will increase reliability and reduce the number of homes and businesses in the area which currently rely on a single pipeline for all their water needs.
We’re currently identifying the likely routes for these pipelines and considering timescales for delivery.
You may see our teams carrying out survey work and, in some areas, limited investigations of sites of archaeological interest. This preliminary work will be taking place over the next few months (in accordance with the current government advice during this period).
We expect to start digging trenches and boreholes along the planned route in the summer so we can better understand conditions below the ground and submit an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and a planning application, to the councils along the route later this year.
EIA is a process used to help protect the environment by providing local planning authorities with a detailed evaluation of what effects the pipeline will have on the environment. This enables planning authorities to be fully aware of the broader environmental picture when they decide whether to grant planning permission.
We will work hard to keep the impact on communities along the route, and the environment, to a minimum.