Denmead Parish Council
The next development proposal to affect much of our local area is an infrastructure project led by AQUIND.
LATEST UPDATE - AQUIND has now submitted its Development Consent application, which shall be considered by the Planning Inspectorate before a recommendation is made to the Secretary of State on whether to grant the application. Confirmation has been received from AQUIND to inform that the 'Highways Route' option for laying the cables via Mill Road and Martin Avenue, has now been discounted.
AQUIND is due to attend Denmead Parish Council's Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 7.30pm in the Old School. As before, when AQUIND's Project Team attended, Councillors and all residents shall be given the opportunity to ask any questions and to express their concerns.
To view AQUIND's previous responses to Denmead Parish Councillors' list of questions in March 2019, CLICK HERE.
To view AQUIND's additional and amended responses to Denmead Parish Councillors' list of questions, CLICK HERE.
The concept, according to AQUIND, is that by connecting the French and UK grids, both countries can balance supply and demand by reducing the risk of loss of power. It is estimated the Interconnector could become operational by 2022.
If residents have received correspondence directly from AQUIND, such as the Land Interest Questionnaire, or if they have any concerns in relation to this 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project' (NSIP) affecting Denmead, they have been advised by AQUIND to contact them directly. WSP's Land Referencing Team can be contacted via tel: 020 3116 9389 or by emailing email@example.com or accessing information on their website at https://aquindconsultation.co.uk/
A document produced by AQUIND called the Non-Technical Summary, provides information which includes the potential environmental impacts from the installation of the interconnector. Click on this link
Please note that on Tuesday 26th November work will start in Hambledon Rd (near Anmore Rd) to construct an access point into the new residential development. The duration of the work is 1 week but it may finish earlier. Three-way traffic lights will be used to manage traffic.
In the new year, work will start in Anmore Rd to carry out further work required for the housing development. This will require Anmore Rd to be closed for 3 weeks. Closing the road allows the work to be completed more quickly, minimising the overall disruption for residents. Access to all properties along Anmore Rd will always remain open.
The works have been designed by ‘ELLUC engineers’, consultants to the Developer, Persimmon Homes and are being constructed by Earthtec Contractors.
It is predicted that the first occupation is anticipated in December with the whole build estimated to be finishing by 2021.
Denmead Parish Council will be informed by the Developer of any possible temporary road disruption. We will endeavour to keep our residents informed accordingly.