Lawley and Overdale Parish Council has been advised by the Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) that, within the next two weeks, enabling works will begin in order to build two attenuation ponds to the north of the Lawley Phase 11 development.
This is part of the drainage strategy for the development, the LVDG says. The work has been expedited as a result of flooding incidents on Martingale Way.
The LVDG has stated that tree clearance work around the location of the ponds will only commence subject to an ecologist’s approval.
Some public footpaths in the area will be closed for “up to six months” as part of the work, the developers said.
“The footpaths that will be closed run around and through the grass bank next to Martingale Way and Huntington Drive, and connect to Station Road,” the developers’ letter states. “The circular ‘circus’ section, which is popular with dog walkers, will remain open and the general public will be able to access this via the top of Martingale Way.”
The full text of the letter is reproduced below. You can download the original in the Downloads section at the bottom.
Full text of the letter
As part of our commitment to keep you updated on the Lawley Village development, I am writing to inform you that, within the next two weeks, we will be starting enabling works to the north of phase 11 in order to build two permanent attenuation ponds as part of the drainage strategy for this development. The construction of the ponds has been expedited to alleviate the flooding issues experienced by the residents on Martingale Way.
This work was approved as part of the outline planning permissions for the Lawley Village development which was granted by Telford and Wrekin council in October 2005. We have received approval from the Public Rights of Way Officer at Telford and Wrekin Council to close some public footpaths to allow for the works to commence, and to undertake tree clearance around the location of the ponds. I would like to assure you that protecting local wildlife is very important to us and so we have arranged for an ecologist to visit the site beforehand to assess the trees. We will not commence with the works until we are given the ecologist’s approval.
The footpaths that will be closed run around and through the grass bank next to Martingale Way and Huntington Drive, and connect to Station Road. The circular ‘circus’ section, which is popular with dog walkers, will remain open and the general public will be able to access this via the top of Martingale Way.
We expect the footpaths will be closed for up to six months and, on behalf of the consortium group, I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding whilst these works are carried out, and to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience they may cause.
Should you wish to speak to anyone about the works, you can contact our on-site contractors, McAulliffe, on 01902 354400.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me using the below contact details.
Project Manager for Lawley Village Developer Group
Taylor Wimpey North Midlands