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.
Stage 1 - Bolney Substation
Stage 2 - Bob Lane and Herring Stream
Stage 3 - Woodmancote and A281
Stage 4 - Three stream crossings and Horn Lane
Stage 5 - Edburton Road
Stage 6 - Tottington Mount and South Downs Way
Stage 7 - Beeding Hill
Stage 8 - Coombes Road and River Adur HDD
Stage 9 - Five Ways PRoW Crossing and Titch Hill
Stage 10 - Lambleys Lane and A27 HDD exit pit
Stage 11 - Upper Brighton Road to North of Railway
Stage 12 - North of Railway to Brooklands
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.