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Welcome

Welcome to our interactive map of the final proposals for HARP.

Using the zoom functions on the left-hand side of the map, you will be able to zoom in and out of specific areas to see more details.

By clicking on the building and spade icons on the left, you will see a brief description of each part of the proposal and how this may impact the local area.

In this interactive map you will see outlined:

  • Compounds – Our main working areas that are needed for constructing the new tunnels and connecting to the existing water network
  • Red Line Boundary – This is the maximum extent of any of our work. Between the compounds is a 24m wide corridor within which the new tunnel would be constructed underground. Immediately around our main working areas, within the red line boundary would be used for temporary activities including storage of material and land re-profiling, access and parking, and environmental protection such as surface water lagoons.
  • Construction Traffic Routes – The way our construction vehicles will travel to access our compounds and mine grouting areas
  • Mine Grouting Areas – These are areas along the route of the proposed tunnel that have been identified as having historical mine works so would undergo a process of ‘mine-grouting’ to stabilise the ground, ensuring the Tunnel Boring Machine can do its job

These plans were designed following a consultation that engaged thousands of people across Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Thank you to everyone that helped shape the future of water services in the North West.

Working compounds

Bolton Avenue Compound (view in map)

  • Tunnelling will now take place from the Haslingden Road Compound to minimise traffic, noise and other disturbances in this residential area
  • We will be working in this area for approximately three years
  • The children’s playground will remain open for use throughout our work
  • The new multi-use play area will be safeguarded
  • We are working with Huncoat United Junior FC, Hyndburn Borough Council, Sports England and the Football Foundation to provide alternative playing, changing and parking facilities during our work
  • To keep as much of the field space open to the public we will only fence off outside of our main working area when we need extra space to store material and when we disconnect the old pipe. Fencing will still be within the red line boundary area which will also contain the relocated car parking space for Huncoat United Junior Football Club

Bolton Avenue Compound Traffic Routes (view in map)

  • Access will be from the A56 to the A679 and then along Bolton Avenue
  • We expect there to be between four and eight construction vehicle movements on this route each hour
  • When the Tunnel Boring Machine arrives, construction traffic will further increase for a four-week period

Haslingden Road Compound (view in map)

  • There will be two Tunnel Boring Machines that will start constructing the new pipeline route from here, one going North and the other going South
  • Materials removed from the ground will be treated onsite and removed between the hours of 7am and 7pm during the week and 7am and 1pm on Saturdays
  • We will be working in this area for approximately six years

Haslingden Road Compound Traffic Routes (view in map)

  • Access to the Haslingden Road Compound will be from the A680 Manchester Road
  • A temporary access off Manchester Road will be created so construction vehicles can avoid residential areas
  • We expect there to be between 12 and 22 construction vehicle movements per hour
  • There will be an increase in vehicle movements during the four years we are on site, up to 37 per hour
  • All construction vehicles will leave the compound travelling south on the A56. If they need to travel north they would use the Edenfield roundabout

New Hall Hey Compound (view in map)

  • This compound will be open for six months with no night-time working
  • This compound has been proposed so we can construct a small pipeline to Townsend Fold, avoiding the need to tunnel underneath properties

New Hall Hey Traffic Routes (view in map)

  • Access to the site will be from the A682 and New Hall Hey Road
  • The typical number of vehicle movements will be between three and six per hour

Townsend Fold Compound (view in map)

  • We will be working at this site for approximately one year, which will involve building a temporary access at the bank of the River Irwell

Townsend Fold Traffic Routes (view in map)

  • Access to the site will be from Holme Lane and through the existing car park area
  • We expect there to be between three and six construction vehicle movements per hour

Woodgate Hill Compound (view in map)

  • This is where the Tunnel Boring Machine will finish its route for constructing the pipeline
  • Tunnelling will now take place from the Haslingden Road Compound to minimise traffic, noise and other disturbances in this residential area
  • We need to work at our existing site in Bury for approximately three years as this is where the Tunnel Boring Machine will finish constructing the route of the new pipeline

Woodgate Hill Traffic Routes (view in map)

  • A temporary access will be created on Castle Hill Road, which will assist heavy construction vehicles to avoid smaller roads and the area around Fairfield Primary school
  • The new access will not affect the memorial forest
  • Typically, there will be between four and eight vehicle movements per hour
  • We are working with local residents to explore options to manage any impacts on local parking

Mine Grouting Areas

Plantation Road (view in map)

  • Work will take around one year on site
  • Two access points will be created from the A56 meaning our drivers will avoid residential areas and local schools
  • There will be an increase of between 40 to 70 vehicle movements per day on the route
  • On roads that we share uses with pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders we will impose a 10mph speed limit on our construction vehicles.
  • By drilling at an angle in constrained areas we will reduce impact on the surface, protecting a large number of trees, the local envronment and avoiding the need to close public rights of way.

White Carr Lane (view in map)

  • Work will be in this area for around six months
  • There will be an increase of 25 to 60 vehicle movements per day
  • The bridleway and White Carr Lane will remain open but diversions of other public rights of way may be required

Woodgate Hill (view in map)

  • Work will take around one year on site
  • A temporary access point will be created off Castle Hill Road though some vehicles will have to access via Sixth Avenue and Second Avenue
  • There will be an increase of 40 to 70 vehicles per day
  • By drilling at an angle in constrained areas we will reduce impact on the surface, protecting a large number of trees, the local envronment and avoiding the need to close public rights of way.