Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q4. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21470177//4
Respondent Wessex Water (Ruth Hall) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

Urban regeneration and redevelopment offers opportunities to remove surface water flows from foul systems, which will reduce sewer flooding and improve water quality. Wessex Water will want to safeguard any strategic sewer routes if these are affected by future development.
The Local Plan seeks to support the successful delivery of the re-opened Portishead rail connection. Plans for the Portishead railway station must not affect the operation of the adjacent Town Harbour Road Sewage Pumping Station (SPS). Foul drainage flows from the majority of the Portishead catchment drain to the Town Harbour Road SPS for onward transmission to Portbury Wharf sewage treatment works. The works to the railway will also impact on the trunk foul sewers serving Town Harbour Road SPS and reinforcement works are required to protect these strategic assets. Discussions with North Somerset Council regarding these works are ongoing. “Successful delivery” will only be achieved where the operation of the SPS remains unimpeded.

Summary
Need to safeguard any strategic sewer routes. Plans for the Portishead railway station must not affect the operation of the adjacent Town Harbour Road Sewage Pumping Station.
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