From time to time large scale infrastructure and construction projects take place that are unavoidable due to their national importance or a strategic improvement for socio-economic reasons. Many of these projects have the potential to cause disruption to existing residents which is unavoidable.

Where this is likely to happen WRS will engage in negotiations with planners, development managers and contractors involved and will agree the best methods of reducing the impact of noise, dust and vibration on members of the local community. This is normally done through the brokering of a legal agreement under the Control of Pollution Act 1974. Section 61 of the Act allows developers and building contractors to apply for ‘Prior Consent’ where noise generating activities may occur during the construction phase of a development.

Current Schemes

1. Worcester Parkway

Buckingham Group Contracting continue their essential work at Worcestershire Parkway, Of Whittington Road B4084, Worcestershire.

Work includes the installation of GRP modular platform including steps, fences, lighting columns and debris screens. Mobile Cranes will be used for lifting materials associated with the platform construction. Development power and telecoms services are required to connect the proposed Gloucester lines Platform equipment to the main station building.

For safety reasons this particular operation cannot be undertaken during the day time whilst trains are running and can only be carried out outside normal working hours when trains have stopped running. As the station build develops it will be necessary to start working weekend daytime to alleviate the congestion/interface between disciplines and maintain programme.

Details of the working consent for 29 September to 10 November (22:00 Saturday to 09:00 Sunday),  30 Sept to 4 November (Midweek night working Monday to Saturday 22:00 to 06:00) and 17 August to 28 Sepember (weekend daytime 08:00 to 17:30) is available here :-

September to November 2019 Hours Variation Consent

Details of the working consent for 4 November to 22 December (Midweek nights, Saturday nights, Weekend days) is available here :-

November to December 2019 Hours Variation Consent

2. Water pipe installation from Lickhill to Frankley Reservoir

As part of this redevlopment Barhale PLC will be undertaking construction of a 26km cross country water pipeline from Lickhill to Frankley Reservoir and associated above ground apparatus.

Works will be undertaken until 20 December 2019 over the following hours: Monday to Friday 07.00 am - 19.00 pm, Saturdays  08.00 am -  18.00 pm and Sundays & Bank Holidays 08.00 am  - 16.00 pm.

Details of the working consent until mid December 2019 is available here :-

Lickhill to Frankley Consent July 2019

3. Crown House, Kidderminster

As part of redevlopment and regeneration of Kidderminster, Crown House is being demolished.

The work is scheduled to take place from 23 July 2019 for two weeks.

Details of the working consent for 23 July 2019 to 06 August 2019 is available here :-

Crown House Consent July 2019

4. Luggage Bridge, Worcester Shrub Hill Station

J. Murphy and Sons have been commissioned by Network Rail to undertake the refurbishment of a former luggage bridge at Worcester Shrub Hill Train Station. No significant amount of noise is anticipated, although due to the constraints of working on the live rail infrastructure some night time works will be required. With this in mind we have completed the attached Site Information and Site Hours Variation Forms.

The works will be undertaken 1st September 2019 to 6th April 2020, although the weekend night works will run from September 2019 to December 2019.

The out of hours works will be on Saturday night/Sunday mornings (00:45 – 08:00) and any potential noise will be mitigated using Best Practical Means (BPM).

Details of the working consent for 1st September 2019 to 1st December 2019 are available here :-

Shrub Hill Consent August 2019

Site Location 1

Site Location 2 and Receptors

5. Structural work, Kidderminster Station

As part of regeneration of Kidderminster, improvements are being made to the railway station. The station provides essential access to Worcester, Birmingham and destinations across the West Midlands.

The installation of structural steel work needs to be undertaken at night to protect the safety of the public and operational railway.

Night time construction hours will be: Midweek and weekend nights (excluding Sunday) - Monday to Sunday morning 20:00 - 06:00.

Details of the working consent for 7th September 2019 to 22nd December 2019 are:

Kidderminster Station Consent August 2019

6. Night-time Resurfacing Work, A4440 Crookbarrow Way

Due to an essential upgrade of the area's road network, Griffiths Civil Engineering & Construction on behalf of the County Council will be resurfacing the eastbound carriage way of the Southern Link Road at the A4440 Crookbarrow Way.

The work is for seven consecutive nights betwwn 21:00 to 06:00, from Monday 4 November 2019.

Local letter drop October 2019

Last reviewed 28 October 2019

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