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Six months of tunnelling work to begin soon in Three Brooks nature reserve

Posted on Friday 10th February 2017 at 8:30 pm by SH (Editor)

Picnic tables near the 'duck pond' in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, Bradley Stoke.

Work to construct part of a major new sewer link is expected to get under way in Bradley Stoke’s Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve in April, Wessex Water has announced.

The new 5km-long link will run from Frampton Cotterell to Bradley Stoke, where it will join up with an existing section of the Frome Valley Relief Sewer (FVRS) that was constructed in the early 1990s.

Once the “missing link” is completed, the FVRS will divert waste water flows from Yate to the Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth via a route around the north of Bristol, rather than alongside the Frome Valley and through the centre of Bristol.

The work within the nature reserve, which is expected to last for approximately six months, will involve setting up a work compound centred on the triangular area of grass near the ‘duck pond’, where two picnic tables were recently installed by Bradley Stoke Town Council (BSTC). Here, a six-metre deep underground chamber will be constructed from where a tunnel will be bored to accommodate the new 1.8m-diameter sewer pipe. The tunnel will run from the chamber near the ‘duck pond’ to a point on the other side of the M4 motorway.

Wessex Water’s project manager Mike Bryant informed the January meeting of BSTC’s Planning Committee that the work at the nature reserve site will be carried out using 12-hour daytime shifts for five days per week. The first five to six weeks of work are expected to create the most noise, while the tunnelling shaft is constructed. Thereafter, there will be much less noise as the work will be going on underground and equipment on the surface (such as generators) will be “almost silent”.

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Wessex Water announces £25m sewer relief scheme to support new housing

Posted on Sunday 19th April 2015 at 11:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Map showing proposed final phase of the Frome Valley relief sewer between Frampton Cotterell and Bradley Stoke.Wessex Water has announced that it will be constructing a multi-million pound scheme in South Gloucestershire to provide significant additional sewer capacity for new developments at North Yate, Harry Stoke and Emersons Green.

The scheme, costing around £25m, will see the completion of the Frome Valley relief sewer to provide extra capacity in the sewerage network and help protect homes and the local environment from flooding risk.

The first sections of the Frome Valley relief sewer were laid around north Bristol and near Yate in the 1980s and 90s. Wessex Water now wants to complete the project by constructing a 5km long pipeline that will run east to west between Frampton Cotterell and Bradley Stoke.

Project manager Paul Godfrey said:

“For many years we have wanted to complete the Frome Valley relief sewer, so we’re pleased the project has now been given approval and support by Ofwat, and construction will take place within the next five years.”

“It will ensure the sewerage network can cope with significant ongoing and future development and provide much needed extra capacity.”

Wessex Water said it was in the early stages of the scheme and added that construction is likely to start in 2017/18.

During the coming months, the firm will be carrying out environmental and engineering surveys to determine the best options for developing the pipeline route.

Mr Godfrey added:

“We will initially be talking to landowners and stakeholders, but as soon as we know more about exactly where the underground pipeline will go we will liaise with local communities.”

The Frome Valley relief sewer is one of many projects included in Wessex Water’s £2 billion investment programme to maintain and improve services between 2015 and 2020.

Image: Map showing proposed final phase of the Frome Valley relief sewer (click to enlarge).

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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