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Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« on: August 12, 2013, 10:54:22 AM »
Severn Trent are pleased to advise that the planning application is now with Birmingham City Council for the proposed flood alleviation scheme in the Pershore Road/ Cartland Road/ Ripple Road/ Newlands Road area.

Subject to there being no further questions on the application, we hope to get approval by the end of November to enable a start early in 2014.  Further communications will be sent out directly to affected properties prior to the start of the works with more details of how the scheme will be managed.

It has taken some time to successfully computer model the scheme as there are a number of factors that had to be resolved, as well as discussions with several council departments regarding the proposals.  Some residents will be aware that we have recently been doing Site Investigations to identify the location of various services - these measures are currently being finalised to enable the final design to be produced.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 04:01:33 PM »
Severn Trent Water are pleased to advise that the Planning Application for their scheme to install flood alleviation measures has now been approved by Birmingham City Council.

Detailed design is presently in hand and we are in discussions to determine an acceptable programme with a view to moving the scheme forward in the new year.

We expect to arrange a Customer Exhibition in the next few weeks and will post arrangements for this once we have details.  Additionally, once our Contractor is working on the scheme there will be a dedicated web page set up to advise on progress, with text message alerts also available.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 08:50:12 PM »
Thanks for the update, I will try and bring it up at the next Neighbourhood forum meeting on Monday, would it be possible for someone to come and talk about it at our December meeting on the 9th.
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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 02:51:42 PM »
Hi Mick,

We have now made a provisional booking with the Fitness First gym to hold a Customer Exhibition on 12th December from 4.00pm to 7.00pm (although this is to be confirmed).  This is our usual method to present the scheme to those residents or businesses that might be affected.

Prior to the meeting we will do a letter drop to local addresses to advise details of the Customer Exhibition and invite anyone along who could have an interest in the project.

We will have details of the overall proposal to view and can talk on a 1-2-1 basis with people to answer any queries or concerns.

Once we start the scheme we will maintain contact with those properties immediately affected and try to accommodate anyone with specific difficulties.  We encourage people to advise us in good time if they have access issues so we can best try to work with them.  Contact numbers will be provided on our leaflet drops to help with this.

Although the overall project is over about 12 months, the works will be phased.  We understand these works can be disruptive, however important they are to resolve flooding issues for the area, so nearer the date various traffic management notices will be put in place.  At the moment, however, our initial works are expected to be out of the main highway.

Severn Trent is investing over £2.5m in the project and the extent of the works will be displayed at the exhibition.  The dedicated web page will be set up at the start of the works and details of this and subscribing to the text message alerts will be included to the Customer communication letters.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 09:44:23 AM »
Severn Trent have now confirmed arrangements for the Public Exhibition to present the Stirchley Ripple Rd/ Cartland Rd/ Pershore Rd/ Newlands Rd area Flood Alleviation Scheme at the Fitness First Health Centre/Gym Pershore Rd on 12th December from 16.00 to 19.00.

A letter drop will be done shortly to the locality to make residents and businesses aware of the scheme.  The dedicated web page is also now set up with details of subscribing to the text updates that will be sent out periodically once the scheme commences.  Details will be included to the letter drop.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 10:50:11 AM »
The dedicated web page is available at http://www.enterprise.plc.uk/qr-cartland-road

This contains details of subscribing to text alerts for the scheme.  Letters sent out to the immediate locality also include a QR code which will provide a link to the above web page for anyone using a smartphone.

Your Severn Trent Water Team look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2014, 08:56:14 AM »
The shaft excavation on Pershore Rd has been delayed by one week due to issues with removing the adjacent trees.  We are working with Birmingham City Council to get this issue resolved.  Work has commenced on the Ripple Rd Shaft Tank, where we have set up the working compound and have carried out trial holes to identify underground services.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 11:13:00 PM »
Thanks for the link to the site.  It's Twyning Road by the way :)

What will be seen on Ripple Road once the work is complete?

Well done to the contractors for keeping the area reasonably clean.  It can't be easy this time of year.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 05:09:47 PM »
Work on Ripple Rd shaft is ahead of programme and has now been excavated to depth with the concrete plug cast.

The Pershore Rd shaft is slightly behind programme due to issues with the tree removal and an unchartered underground concrete structure.  We hope to pull back this lost time whilst sinking the shaft.

With regards to the query above from Kwacky, the Ripple Rd pumping station site will be surrounded by green metal fencing and there will be concrete hard standings around the site, with a tarmac entrance off Ripple Rd.  On the fencline boardering No 35 will be a control kiosk mounted on a concrete plinth.

Please do not forget the link below which provides weekly updates.

http://www.enterprise.plc.uk/qr-cartland-road
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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2014, 09:15:37 AM »
As part of our sewer upgrade works, there are numerous utilities that require diverting to enable the works to be carried out to the necessary design and to be done safely.  These will commence in a few weeks time. 

BT, National Grid Gas, Western Power Distribution (Electric) as well as STW all have services to divert to facilitate the works.  There may be a small amount of interuption to residents services at this time but this will be kept to a minimum and residents will be informed in advance.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 11:16:57 AM »
A few photos of the work taken today. 3rd March 2014



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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 03:41:24 PM »
Project Update

The shaft tank excavation work on Pershore Rd is progressing very well given the tight working constraints of the site.  We have now excavated to a depth of 11m........so only 3 more to go !!  The concrete bases will be cast w/c 24th March 2014.

The Ripple Rd shaft tank has been installed and the control kiosk base cast.  Work will now be ongoing installing the pipework and various chambers around the shaft.

BT overhead cable diversions will commence on Ripple Rd on 24th March 2014.  Trial holes will also be commencing at this time to determine the scope for some electric cable and water main diversions.  The water main diversion works on Ripple Rd will commence on 1st April 2014.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2014, 04:24:22 AM »
We was told on Ripple Road you would barely see the shaft now your saying there will be a great big ugly fence surrounding it...

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2014, 01:08:32 PM »
I am sorry if you were led to believe there would be nothing seen above the surface, however the fencing is necessary to protect both Severn Trent Waters assets and to also protect the general public.  I have uploaded a photo showing the type of fencing generally used.  The fencing is coloured green and is quite forgiving on the eye when erected adjacent to areas of vegetation.

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Re: Stirchley Flood Alleviation Scheme
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2014, 07:03:59 PM »
Any chance of some planting around it to cover it up?