Onshore construction

Works along the onshore cable route, at the Brooklands construction compound and on the new substation were divided into 12 stages for ease of reference during construction.

Public Rights of Way

As part of our construction planning, we consulted with users of the Public Rights of Way (PRoW) tracks along the cable route, to ensure that works requiring closures be communicated in a clear and helpful way. During the construction works we have crossed 32 Public Rights of Way and for each of these looked to minimise closures, and provide suitable temporary diversions where necessary.

Due to the flexibility in the construction programme, we have not been able to give specific dates of closures significantly in advance of construction. However, signage has been posted on the routes 14 days before any anticipated closures due to works, and more detailed information posted 5 days before the closure.

The table below will be updated with advanced warning of any PRoW closures as well as information about the planned works and construction activity progress.

These two diagrams below show examples of how a closed and an open Public Right of Way would be configured.

Closed PROW illustration example

Open PROW illustration example

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Stages

Stage 1 - Bolney Substation

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Public Rights of Way
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1T
Long term temporary closure (2 years). Local diversion in place.
Footpath 8T
Long term temporary closure (2 years). Local diversion in place.

Stage 2 - Bob Lane and Herring Stream

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Public Rights of Way
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9T/14T
No current closures.
11T
No current closures.
Bridleway number 4T
No current closures.
12T
No current closures.

Stage 3 - Woodmancote and A281

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Public Rights of Way
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Footpath 2534
No current closures.
Footpath 2535
No current closures.
Footpath 2540
No current closures.
Footpath 3187
No current closures.
Footpath 3189
No current closures.
Footpath 3188
No current closures.
Bridleway 3672
No current closures.

Stage 4 - Three stream crossings and Horn Lane

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Public Rights of Way
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Footpath 2739
No current closures.

Stage 5 - Edburton Road

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Public Rights of Way
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Footpath 2739
No current closures.
Footpath 2745
No current closures.
Footpath 2741
No current closures.

Stage 6 - Tottington Mount and South Downs Way

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Public Rights of Way
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Bridleway 2754
Long term temporary closure (approx two years). The duration may alter depending on the progress of the works programme. Area is fenced, but PRoW is accessible.
Restricted Byway 2760
No current closures.
Tottington Mount Public Access Land
Long term temporary closure (approx two years) until at least mid 2018. The area is presently fenced off and restricted from access until the reinstatement of the public land has been completed.

Stage 7 - Beeding Hill

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Public Rights of Way
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Bridleway 2754
No current closures.
Bridleway 2758
The area is fenced, but the PRoW is accessible and there are no current closures.
Byway 2761
The area is fenced, but the PRoW is accessible and there are no current closures.

Stage 8 - Coombes Road and River Adur HDD

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Public Rights of Way
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Footpath 2064/1
The area is fenced, but the PRoW is accessible and there are no current closures.

Stage 9 - Five Ways PRoW Crossing and Titch Hill

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Public Rights of Way
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Bridleway 2061/1
The area is fenced, but the PRoW is accessible and there are no current closures.
Restricted Byway No. 2059
The area is fenced, but the PRoW is accessible and there are no current closures.
Bridleway 2075
The area is fenced, but the PRoW is accessible and there are no current closures.

Stage 10 - Lambleys Lane and A27 HDD exit pit

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Public Rights of Way
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Footpath 2073
No current closures
Footpath 3134
No current closures
Footpath 3162
The area is fenced, but the PRoW is accessible and there are no current closures.

Stage 11 - Upper Brighton Road to North of Railway

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Public Rights of Way
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Footpath 3135
Temporary closure arrangements to allow for vehicle movements across the footpath until approximately mid 2018. The PRoW is accessible.

Stage 12 - North of Railway to Brooklands

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17 April 2019
Brooklands – Ongoing Inspection works, 17th-21st April

Extended working hours:

Wednesday 17th April 2019 from 7pm to 9pm for delivery of machines.

Thursday 18th April 2019 to Sunday 21st April from 5am to 7am and 7pm to 9pm each day.

The works will involve the delivery of excavation equipment and temporary heras fencing for security of the working area onto the beach in stage 12 on Wednesday 17th April 2019.  From Thursday 18th April, excavation and ongoing inspection works will be conducted on the beach in the area of the duct installation.

04 April 2019
Brooklands Pleasure Park – Duct Inspection, 5th-7th April 2019

Extended working –

Friday 5th April from 1900 to 2100.

Saturday 6th April from 0500 to 2100

Sunday 7th April from 0500 to 2100.

The works will involve the delivery of excavation equipment and temporary herras fencing for security of the working area onto the beach in stage 12.  This will involve the excavation of an inspection pit followed by a period of visual inspection and then backfilling of the pit to close-up the works. Removal of the equipment from the beach will also be carried out following completion of the works. Overnight storage of machinery will be secured using herras fencing.