PEAK DISTRICT GROUND INVESTIGATION SURVEYS

A short programme of ground investigation surveys will begin in the Peak District on Monday 3rd September to inform the development of proposals for National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project.

The work, which will run for a period of three weeks, will help us to identify any archaeological or environmental issues and enable the development of detailed engineering designs for our preferred underground route option.

WSP, a contractor acting on National Grid’s behalf, will carry out survey work in approximately thirty pre-agreed locations along the Trans Pennine Trail and within Wogden Foot Local Wildlife Site.

Each investigation pit will be completed within a few hours with the ground immediately reinstated. There will be three or four work locations operating at any one time with two or three operatives at each location, and the work sites will be temporarily fenced to protect pedestrians and animals.

To allow us to carry out these essential works safely and effectively, we will be erecting a small welfare unit and storing essential machinery on National Grid land south of Dunford Bridge.

We have been granted consent by the relevant landowners where required, and National Grid will continue to work with organisations including the Peak District National Park Authority, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the Trans Pennine Trail National Office to ensure all necessary permissions are obtained.

Together with our contactor, we will work to ensure any disruption to local residents and users of the Trans Pennine Trail is minimised.

If you would like more information, then please get in touch with the VIP project team on FREEPHONE 0330 134 0051 or by email at visualimpact@nationalgrid.com.