The Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme

Securing your water for generations to come

We’re bringing forward plans to secure your water supply for generations to come. The Haweswater Aqueduct has been serving people with fresh water since 1955. However, time has taken its toll on the pipeline and work is needed to minimise water disruptions and maintain the high quality of your drinking water.

The proposed work is taking place across six sections of the 110km pipeline through Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester, which may have an impact in your local area during construction.

As part of the pre-planning process, we have undertaken one of the largest consultations in our history, engaging with thousands of residents, businesses and stakeholders across Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Through this virtual exhibition platform we will present our planning application proposals so that you can see our latest plans in advance of us submitting our planning applications in spring 2021. The below table outlines the status of each proposed section of the aqueduct. Please continue to check each section status as the application process progresses.

Section Status of Virtual Exhibition Planning application submission Updates
Docker Application proposals are now available to view in the virtual exhibition
A webinar was held on 27 May 2021. To watch a video of the webinar please click here
Submitted June 2021 Coming Soon
Swarther Application proposals are now available to view in the virtual exhibition
A webinar was held on 27 May 2021. To watch a video of the webinar please click here
Submitted June 2021 Coming Soon
Bowland Application proposals are now available to view in the virtual exhibition
A webinar was held on 3 June 2021. To watch a video of the webinar please click here
Submitted June 2021 Coming Soon
Marl Hill Application proposals are now available to view in the virtual exhibition
A webinar was held on 3 June 2021. To watch a video of the webinar please click here
Submitted June 2021 Coming Soon
Haslingden and Walmersley Application proposals are now available to view in the virtual exhibition
A webinar was held on 7 April 2021. To watch a video of the webinar please click here
Submitted April 2021 Click here to view latest updates

Choose your tunnel section

The map on the left outlines the sections of pipeline that we are proposing to replace. The pipeline travels 110km from Cumbria, through Lancashire and into Greater Manchester.
Please select the area you would wish to view and follow the onscreen instructions to enter the exhibition room. Inside you will find boards detailing the proposals, an interactive map of our proposed work compounds and a brief animation about our plans. We look forward to hearing your views.

Select an area from the map

Docker & Swarther

The Docker section runs between Tebay Road (off the A685) and Kinn Road (at the junction with the A684) and will require compounds at either end of the underground pipeline.

We are now able to able to present the planning application proposals for the Docker section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more.

Open Docker

The Swarther section runs between Reservoir Road (off the M6) and Old Town and will require compounds at either end of the pipeline, near Reservoir Road and of Old Scotch Road.

We are now able to able to present the planning application proposals for the Swarther section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more.

Open Swarther

Swarther

The Swarther section runs between Reservoir Road (off the M6) and Old Town and will require compounds at either end of the pipeline, near Reservoir Road and of Old Scotch Road.

We are now able to able to present the planning application proposals for the Swarther section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more.

Open Swarther

Bowland

The Bowland section runs between Helks Brow and Newton-in-Bowland and will require three compound areas, two in Wray and one in Newton-in-Bowland.

We are now able to able to present the planning application proposals for the Bowland section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more.

Open

Bowland & Marl Hill

The Bowland section runs between Helks Brow and Newton-in-Bowland and will require three compound areas, two in Wray and one in Newton-in-Bowland.

We are now able to able to present the planning application proposals for the Bowland section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more.

Open Bowland

The Marl Hill section runs between two points of Slaidburn Road, north of Waddington and will require two compounds areas, Bonstone and Braddup.

We are now able to able to present the planning application proposals for the Marl Hill section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more

Open Marl Hill

Haslingden and Walmersley

The Haslingden and Walmersley section runs between Huncoat and Bury and will require several working compounds across the section, including areas for mine grouting.

We are now able to present the planning application proposals for the Haslingden and Walmersley section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more.

Open

Haslingden and Walmersley

The Haslingden and Walmersley section runs between Huncoat and Bury and will require several working compounds across the section, including areas for mine grouting.

We are now able to able to present the planning application proposals for the Haslingden and Walmersley section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more.

Open

Haslingden and Walmersley

The Haslingden and Walmersley section runs between Huncoat and Bury and will require several working compounds across the section, including areas for mine grouting.

We are now able to present the planning application proposals for the Haslingden and Walmersley section. Please view our virtual exhibition to find out more.

Open