Wellingborough: details of joint project between Cadent and Stanton Cross Developments

Planning and building control

25 September 2023

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Cadent will be commencing an essential site investigation of an existing high pressure gas main situated in a section of the Embankment Splash Park visitor car park.

This is to help inform the scope and design of future works affecting the gas main and is part of a wider technical review process by Stanton Cross Developments (SCD), which is seeking to safeguard as many trees as possible, as part of the implementation of Route Two. 

No trees will be felled as part of the works. Some investigatory trial holes may be required in an area adjacent to the trees at London Road. We would like to reassure members of the public that these are to investigate the relationship between the tree roots and the high-pressure gas main. This work will be carried out within a tree root protection zone and under the watching brief of an ecologist. 

The works

The work will start on Monday 2 October 2023 and be completed by Friday 17 November 2023. The Splash Park car park will be partially closed during this time. Following completion, the car park will be reinstated to the same layout as prior to the works. 

To try to minimise disruption to users, we have programmed the works to coincide with the closure of the Splash Park for winter. Should any works be required adjacent to London Road there will be no obstruction to the public footway. All phases of the works will be fenced to so that members of the Cadent team can complete their work safely, and to protect members of the public throughout.

SCD and Cadent have discussed the proposed works with representatives from North Northamptonshire Council who own and operate the car park. All the necessary licences and statutory permissions have been obtained to undertake the works. There will be no interruption to gas service during the works.

We have taken every effort to minimise any inconvenience and will endeavour to complete the works as efficiently as possible.

Contacting Cadent about this project

Customers with questions about this work can contact the team by: