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. Parkway Station

Worcestershire Parkway Station (Off Whittington Road B4084) is being redeveloped as part of the wider £50million plus rail investment programme in Worcestershire and is a key part of the longer term Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy. The station is in important link from the busy and expanding town to Worcester, Birmingham and across the West Midlands. This scheme will provide sustainable access to regional and national destinations by rail, including the south-west, north-east, London and the Thames Valley.

Additional night time works are required for new platform installation, track alignment and external building work.

Details of the working consent for 3 July 2019 to 11 August 2019 is available here :-

Parkway Station Hours Variation June 2019

Local Letter Drop June 2019

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

Last reviewed 5 August 2019

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