Car park will close dur­ing pipe­line work

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Elwick Place Development -

A wa­ter com­pany says there could be five months of dis­rup­tion when work gets un­der way to in­stall a new pipe­line.

South East Wa­ter wants to put in a 750 me­tre pipe from the round­about at Or­chard Heights on the A20 at Ash­ford to connect to the ex­ist­ing net­work at Fougeres Way.

The £474,000 scheme will run next to The War­ren and to the north of the John Lewis store, and will take 20 weeks.

A 90 me­tre sec­tion of road­works will be com­pleted on the A20, but the rest of the scheme will be in War­ren Lane or on pri­vate land.

It means the War­ren car park will close for five weeks start­ing on Mon­day, July 24. The com­pany says Kent Wildlife Trust is fully aware of the plans, with al­ter­na­tive routes and car park park­ing for the woods avail­able dur dur­ing this pe­riod.

South East Wa­ter project man man­ager Matthew Cooper said: “We know such engi­neer­ing work can be in­con­ve­nient to any­one who reg­u­larly vis­its The War­ren.

“But we hope peo­ple do un­der un­der­stand the long term ben­e­fit of a new wa­ter main which will guar guar­an­tee fu­ture sup­plies as the com com­mu­nity ex­pands.”

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