Little Crow Solar Park

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Little Crow Solar Park

Received 26 February 2021
From Anglian Water Services Ltd

Representation

Thank for you the opportunity to comment on the Little Crow Solar Park project. Anglian Water is considered to be a statutory consultee for nationally significant infrastructure projects as identified in the Planning Act 2008 and associated regulations. The following representations are submitted on behalf of Anglian Water as water and/or sewerage undertaker for the above site: Anglian Water is in principle supportive of the above project. Impact on existing assets: There is an existing water main located within the boundary of the above project as shown on statutory asset plans. This asset is critical to enable us to carry out Anglian Water's duty as a water undertaker. Protective provisions for Anglian Water: We have previously requested the inclusion of specific wording for the benefit of Anglian Water to ensure that we can continue to serve our customers and limit the potential for distribution to the services we provide. It is noted that specific protective provisions have been included in the current version of the DCO (Schedule 6, Part 2 of the Draft DCO as submitted). However, the wording as proposed differs from that requested by Anglian Water. We have been in discussion with applicant's legal representative about the wording and have agreed the reinstatement of wording which appears in our standard protective provisions to ensure that we can continue to access our existing water main together with several other changes. There is some final technical legal clarification concerning asset protection which is currently under discussion. The revised wording is to expected be included in an updated Statement of Common Ground with Anglian Water which is currently being finalised. Connections to public sewerage networks: We note that it is proposed that surface water will be managed through both infiltration to the ground and the development of several swales (Environmental Statement Technical Appendices Appendix 3 - Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy). As such the surface water drainage strategy for the proposed development does not appear to interact with Anglian Water's operated assets. Therefore, we would expect North Lincolnshire Council as Lead Local Flood Authority to comment on the suitability of proposed method of surface water drainage. We also understand that there is no requirement for a foul connection to the public sewerage network to serve the project. As such we have no comments to make in relation to the submitted Flood Risk Assessment and Surface Water Strategy.