Construction Update

The indicative timetable for the construction works is as follows:

 Indicative Programme

The onshore cable route will be constructed in 12 stages, outlined below. For each of these stages, we'll be sharing more detailed information as construction activity commences.

  • Stage 1 - Bolney Substation
  • Stage 2 - Bob Lane and Herring Stream
  • Stage 3 - Woodmancote and A281
  • Stage 4 - Three stream crossings and Horn Lane
  • Stage 5 - Edburton Road
  • Stage 6 - Tottington Mount and South Downs Way
  • Stage 7 - Beeding Hill
  • Stage 8 - Coombes Road and River Adur HDD
  • Stage 9 - Five Ways PRoW Crossing and Titch Hill
  • Stage 10 - Lambleys Lane and A27 HDD exit pit
  • Stage 11 - Upper Brighton Road to North of Railway
  • Stage 12 - North of Railway to Brooklands

You can also find more information on our Community Information Sheet. Click here.

 Public Rights of Way

As part of our construction planning, we're consulting with users of the Public Rights of Way tracks along the cable route, to ensure that any closures are communicated in a clear and helpful way. We've established a PRoW Liaison Group, and have been working with Parish Councils to raise awareness of the coming works.

If you would like to see how we're proposing to manage the temporary closures, please see the illustrations below. A detailed schedule of works will be shared before construction starts, and any closures will be detailed.

For more detailed information on proposed PRoW closures and diversions, please visit the PRoW page here.

If you would like to join the PRoW liaison group, please email rampion@eon.com with and expression of interest.

Illustration of Closed PRoW in Working Area

Illustration of Open PRoW in Working Area 

In the table below, you'll be able to see an overview of the work taking place on site. To see our active weekends working activities approved by West Sussex County Council, please see stage(s): 1 & 12

Construction Updates

Stage

Update on Current Work

1

Work has finished on the cut and fill exercise of the substation. Works are now progressing onwards with the installation of the main equipment, as well as local mitigation planting. The Public Rights of Way have been diverted and are being maintain by the site contractors. In the coming months, planting of trees and shrubbery around the substation will take place. The two 400kV transformers were delivered to site in November and works continue with the installation of site equipment.  

ABB has been granted approval to work every weekend from the 7th October 2017 until the 20th November 2017, between the hours of 8am-6pm, to conduct works to prepare for the commissioning of the substation. The works include cable termination works and testing before commissioning. These works will look to plan the noisiest activities to the normal working hours wherever possible, and minimise impacts at the start and end of the working day. The majority of the works will be inside the OFTO and GIS buildings, but there will also be work next to electrical equipment on the site. This work is to facilitate the future electrification of the overall wind farm. This will involve no HGV movements out of hours and staff working on site will use a minibus/car sharing service to reduce the number of trips to site. 

During these times, members of the public can call the 0800 2800 886 phone number to contact a member of the team if you wish to discuss anything regarding the works. ROW representative Philip Tarren will also be contactable on 07590 483493.

2

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

3

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

4

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

5

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

6

           

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018. Tottingham Mount has been reinstated again in this section, following a need to go back into the area to repair some already installed infrastructure, which required re-lifting the topsoil in the area.

7

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

8

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

9

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

10

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

11

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018. This has included removing stone from the cable route to allow reinstatement of soils in the month of June. 

12

Carillion has now installed the infrastructure in this stage and the works are moving towards reinstating the land through the rest of 2017 and into 2018.