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Frome Valley Relief Sewer Project

The Frome Valley relief sewer will enable Wessex Water to provide an adequate sewerage system for new residents of areas such as Yate, Emerson's Green, Harry Stoke and Filton, where thousands of new homes are being built. To complete the sewer, they are constructing a 5km long, 1.8m diameter sewer pipe that will run from the north of Frampton Cotterell, westwards to Bradley Stoke (through the Three Brooks Nature Reserve). Most of the work will be carried out in fields rather than roads.

More information available at: www.wessexwater.co.uk


Planned Works 15th - 26th May

Wessex Water - 11th May 2017

Preparation works ongoing, including setting up site compounds on private land at Iron Acton and Old Gloucester Road

Safety fencing and temporary pedestrian footpath construction in Three Brooks local nature reserve, Bradley Stoke

Fencing set up for whole scheme

Topsoil Strip for excavation work between Iron Action and M4 Motorway (Fields only)

Frome Valley Relief Sewer

Wessex Water - 7th April 2017

We are investing £15 million in building a new sewer which will ensure our system copes with ongoing and future development in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The first sections of the Frome Valley relief sewer were laid in areas of North Bristol and Yate in the 1980s and 1990s.

The next phase is to construct a 5km long, 1.8m diameter sewer pipe that will run from Cog Mill, near Iron Acton, north of Frampton Cotterell, then westwards to Bradley Stoke. Most of the work will be carried out in fields rather than roads.

Frome Valley Relief Sewer - Figure 1

Once built, the sewer will divert waste water flows from South Gloucestershire to 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.

Diverting the flows will provide additional capacity for new developments and significantly reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the area.

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

Frome Valley Relief Sewer- Figure 2

How will the work affect you?

There will be localised works within the Three Brooks local nature reserve. This will consist of excavating a large shaft that will enable us to tunnel under the M4 motorway. A temporary footpath will be in place and access will be maintained at all times. Heavy construction plant and machinery will also have access to carry out the work which will start on Monday 24 April 2017 for six months.

While we carry out the work we will take care to protect the natural habitats and environment of the local wildlife. Once our work is complete we will return the local nature reserve to the condition we found it.

Frome Valley Relief Sewer- Figure 3

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience our work may cause.

For updated information on the progress of our work visit: www.wessexwater.co.uk/FromeValley or call 0345 600 4 600

Notice of works: Removal of vegetation

South Gloucestershire Council - 2nd March 2017

What is happening?

Contractors have been given permission to remove scrub alongside the track, in preparation for the Wessex Water Relief Sewer project, that will be taking place from April 2017. During these works the trackway will be used by vehicles on a daily basis. In order to maintain safe public access in the local nature reserve a temporary pathway is being constructed.

The area will be reinstated once the works are completed in Autumn 2017. Grassy areas will be reseeded and trees planted.

When is the clearance works due to start?

Week commencing 6 March 2017.

How long will the clearance works take?

No more than two weeks.

For your safety please observe the warning signs on site.

Area of woodland edge to be cleared

For further information please contact the Streetcare helpdesk on 01454 868000 or visit www.southglos.gov.uk