News - Press Release - Work starts at Berry Hill sludge treatment centre

NEW - Sunday, 10th August 2014 // UPDATED - Tuesday, 14th October 2014

UPDATED - Tuesday, 14th October 2014

After now over 5 years since my motion to the full council in September 2009 drawing members to the endless / ongoing 12 wheel sludge tankers. [some 30 per day] travelling through the busy roads of Castle Lane then the feeder road of Broadway lane, through the village of Throop with all the vehicle emissions and noise besides passing Muscliffe Primary School.

Bournemouth planners last year [Feb 2013] supported that section of the new road from Berry Hill Sludge Treatment centre which entails a "bailey type bridge", over the Stour, which we have highlighted in our newsletters, including the new one going out later this month, plus now being on our website.

The planning Inspector had just release his report after a appeal decision overturning the objects from Dorset County Council / Christchurch and Hurn Parish.

FULL DETAILS ARE IN THE DECISION NOTICE, IT IS HOPE TO MAKE A START ON CONSTRUCTURE NEXT SPRING, GREAT NEWS.

Councillors Ron and Anne

Email from Steve Davies, Development Manager, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker
13th October 2014
FW: Berry Hill Appeal Decision

Good news

Steve Davies,
Development Manager, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council

Email from Sergio Perez, Environmental Scientist, Wessex Engineering and Construction Services to Steve Davies, Development Manager, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council
13th October 2014
Berry Hill Appeal Decision

Steve,

Further to our telephone conversation, I send you the link to the Inspector's report on the appeal where you can see his position regarding the s106 (paragraph 47):

Link to Inspector's Report

Regards,
Sergio.
Sergio Perez - Environmental Scientist, Wessex Engineering and Construction Services

NEW - Sunday, 10th August 2014

Press Release - Work starts at Berry Hill sludge treatment centre

Wessex Water is investing more than £9m on improvements at Berry Hill sludge treatment centre to improve treatment processes and produce more renewable energy.

The work, which started in May, involves updating equipment at the site which will also help increase capacity of the facilities, which digest sludge turning it into renewable energy.

It is a three-year project, which involves constructing storage tanks and converting existing tanks, however, the majority of construction work is due to be completed this year. Work started in May 2014 when machinery and materials were delivered to site.

Construction work will be kept, as far as reasonably possible, within normal site working hours (7.30am to 6pm). Deliveries to site will be kept outside of busy periods, such as during school arrival and leaving times, but there may be occasions where this is not possible.

New access road

Another scheme exists to provide an alternative access route to the site to enable the throughput of the site to be maximised.

Wessex Water applied to Bournemouth Borough Council (BBC) and Dorset County Council (DCC) in 2012 for planning permission to connect its treatment centre to Parley Lane. Unfortunately, DCC rejected the application earlier this year so the company has submitted an appeal to the planning inspectorate.

It has delayed work for as long as it can, but in order to meet timescales set by the industry regulator, Ofwat, work had to progress as it was unable to wait for the new road to be built.

Wessex Water would like to thank the local community for their cooperation and patience while the essential work is carried out which will improve services for all as well as ensure the working site is brought up to modern standards.

If you have any questions about the scheme please call Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm).

Ian Drury, Press office manager, Wessex Water