Works in East Sleekburn,
- 3-way traffic signals have been installed as a safety precaution for vehicles leaving the construction site.
- Construction on the permanent site access has commenced, the final road layout will be a tarmac finish.
- Working with Northumberland County Council, the speed limit on Brock Lane has been reduced from 60mph to 30mph during the construction works.
- Significant improvement has been made to the field outside the converter site. The work has included leveling the land and seeding the grass. The outer temporary perimeter fence will remain in situ for a few more weeks to enable the grass to grow. The fence will then be removed to allow public access and use of the area .
- For safety reasons the walking tracks through the converter station area will remain closed
- Site perimeter drainage for rain water has been completed.
- Tunneling works from the converter site under Brock Lane to Old Brock Lane have now been completed
- Temporary cabins will be onsite for the duration of the works
- 24/7 Security is in place on the site
South Lane off Old Brock Lane
- The construction area is securely fenced off and safe pedestrian walkways for the general public have been temporarily installed.
- A small welfare unit has been temporarily sited on Old Brock Lane to support the construction work.
- 24/7 out of hours security is in place on site during evenings and weekends.
- To allow rain water to discharge from the converter site into the river, a drainage pipe and headwall are being installed. To ensure stability of the headwall structure on the riverbank large steel piles have been driven into the ground, this will allow the structure to remain in place without any effects of subsidence or movement.
- Reinstatement work of the field and riverbank will start early next year including replanting of vegetation (on the riverbank itself) and relaying the soil that was removed and stockpiled on site.
Update on other works in the Cambois area
- Surveys of Cambois beach and the area surrounding the slipway access have now been carried out by Contractors working on behalf of the NSL Project.
- In parallel with this, mapping surveys of the seabed between Cambois and Norway are being carried out.
A community drop in day will be hosted at Cambois Primary school, Cambois, Blyth, NE24 1RD on February 21st 2018 from 14:00-19:00pm where the cable team will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have
Our standard working hours will be 07:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday. Out of hours work may be required but this will be agreed in advance with Northumberland County Council