Works to lay the water supply pipes to the new yard have started in the field behind the treatment works. This work is completed under our statutory pipelaying powers. We have also cleared vegetation at the Layer Pit ready for the new outfall. The main contract to build the sand yard should be placed by the end of March as planned, after which I will be able to confirm dates for the main works.
Our planning application has been submitted and will be available on the Colchester Borough Council's planning portal in the near future, subject to Council validation.