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We're investing £800m across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight between now and 2030 to ensure a reliable water supply for your community and to protect and enhance the environment.
So, we're requesting planning permission to upgrade our water supply works at Otterbourne, as some of our important equipment is coming to the end of its operational life.
If you can’t find the information you’re looking for here, please call our customer service team:
0330 303 0368
The information below reflects our current plans and will apply to the project if approved by Winchester City Council.
Site working hours
The working hours on site will be 7.30am-6pm, Monday to Friday and 7.30am-1pm on Saturdays. Working hours could be extended during construction to complete specific parts of the project.
Changes to traffic, parking and footpaths
Alternative parking will be provided for people already working on the site. We expect up to 15% more traffic compared to normal during the work. Some footpaths and public right of ways will either be diverted or temporarily closed during construction. Look for details on this page nearer the time.
Otterbourne Cricket Club has disbanded so it won't be affected.
During the work we’ll do our best to keep the noise to a minimum. As part of our application, Winchester City Council will set certain noise and vibration levels that we cannot exceed.
During the work, customers will be able to contact us about noise concerns on the number above.
After the work is complete, the site noise will be no higher than it is now.
Enhancing the environment
Protecting the environment and local ecology is a priority for us. We’ve carried out detailed environmental assessments and surveys, working with local authorities and organisations such as Natural England and the Environment Agency to make sure we don’t disturb local wildlife.
As part of the project, we’ll be putting in an eel screen on the River Itchen, which will also protect fish and brook lamprey. The new equipment on this site won't take any more water from the river than it does now.
Please be aware that although we’re planning to improve and upgrade some of the equipment on site, the amount of water we are allowed to take from the River Itchen will not increase as a result of the proposed project.