Consultation into proposed new pipeline in Swinley Forest
Published: 30 Sep 2013 09:001 comment
South East Water customers are invited to see the plans for the 5.5km of pipelines at an exhibition next week. The company is proposing to install it in Swinley Forest through to Birch Hill in autumn 2014.
James Smith, delivery manager at South East Water, said: “This is an essential scheme to ensure we can meet the growing demand for water each year.
“We are still at the initial planning stages and this exhibition forms an important part of the consultation process. We hope local residents and interested groups will visit us and speak to the project team who will be on hand to answer any
questions regarding the planned work.”
The company said the new system is required to increase storage and distribution capacity of the existing network to provide for planned growth in the area; more than 11,000 homes are due to be built in Bracknell Forest by 2026.
The proposals include a new 1.9km pipe running easterly from the Crowthorne reservoir, along with a 1.6km pipe running south easterly. Another pipe would run under Nine Mile Ride to Ringmead.
The exhibition will be held
on Wednesday at Hilton Hotel,
Bagshot Road, Bracknell, from 4.30- 7.30pm. For information, see www.southeastwater.co.uk/swinleyforest