The latest update from Wiltshire Council’s Wiltshire Online was published in the minutes of the most recent Parish Council meeting, but we’ve added it below to save you time. A bit disappointing.
We have been working on a small route change that has delayed the mole ploughing for a few weeks. One of the landowners reconsidered his position and requested that we do not undertake mole ploughing on his land until after his harvest in August.
Clearly we are keen to press ahead with the build so whilst we understand the landowner’s request, we have been exploring an alternative solution to bypass his particular part of the route. We have been back to site, identified an alternative route, measured the width of the road as a full road closure will add 3 months and met with the mole plough company to get a feel for the terrain as the bank is reasonably steep.
We are now waiting for the machinery upgrade that will allow us to mole plough on a 45 degree banking. Once received we can plan the works and apply for the relevant traffic management subject to the necessary approvals. I am advised this delay, though not ideal , should not jeopardise the Q1 delivery target.