We’re planning a £1.3 million upgrade of Rushlake Green Wastewater Treatment Works to help protect the local environment and ensure we can continue to meet the needs of our customers.
We’ve submitted our proposals to the planning team at East Sussex County Council and are now awaiting feedback. If our proposals are approved, we aim to have work underway by the end of 2018.
We’ll be installing new process and treatment equipment so that water leaving the site is of the highest quality, ensuring we meet strict new environmental standards.
As well as protecting the environment, this modernisation work will allow the site to cope with projected population growth and safeguard wastewater services into the future.
Treated water from the site runs into marshland at Pevensey Levels, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Our work will help protect this important landscape and create a healthier environment for flora and fauna to grow.
Once work is underway, our working hours will be from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, with no planned work on weekends and bank holidays. Should we need to carry out work at weekends, we’ll get in touch with local residents first.
You may notice an increase in traffic around the site once construction work is underway. In the first two weeks, this will include around ten lorries arriving and leaving the site each week, reducing to around eight for the remainder of the construction phase.
No deliveries will be made during the peak rush periods of 8.30am to 9.30am and 3am to 4pm. In addition, Back Lane will not be used to access the site and no HGVs will be arriving at the site.
Deliveries to and from the site will approach from the A271 and Featherbed Lane/Cowbeech Road. Once at Rushlake Green, they will bear right onto Rookery Lane, turning right at the crossroads onto Bodle Street Road.
We’re awaiting feedback from East Sussex County Council about our plans. Once these have been finalised, we’ll begin work and aim to have the scheme completed by the end of 2019.
We’ll be writing to customers, Warbleton Parish Council, and local councillors to keep them informed about these improvements.
In the meantime, please contact our Customer Liaison Officer, Barry Woodham on 07788 356969 if you have any queries or would like to discuss the scheme. A copy of the planning application is available on the East Sussex County Council website.