Ribble Valley Borough Council have the plans for the HARP project on the planning application website.

Can I please urge you to look at these, if passed they will have a huge impact on our lives for many years to come.

The parish Council are planning to hold an open meeting to discuss all aspects of the application before a formal response is made and I will let you know when a date has been arranged, the first thing is to try and take in the plans and believe me there is a lot of it to take on board, which in itself shows the size of the project.

The plans can be viewed by visiting Planning Application – Ribble Valley Borough Council

Please look and come back to us with any comments you would like to be made

The Haweswater Aqueduct supplies fresh drinking water to people in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. To ensure that we can secure the quality and resilience of these water supplies, vital work is required to replace six sections of the pipeline amounting to one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the North of England.

We have been busy consulting with local authorities, councillors, communities and their representatives about our plans as part of our pre-application consultation, including physical exhibitions and an online virtual exhibition, engaging with over 12,500 people and receiving over 2000 feedback responses. We would like to say a big thank to everyone who took part!

Taking into consideration the feedback we have received as much as possible, we have now developed our latest proposed plans for the Bowland and Marl Hill sections which you can view by visiting the updated section of our virtual exhibition at www.harpconsultation.co.uk.

We are also running a live webinar on Thursday 3 June at 6pm, where members of our team will be talking through our latest plans and the virtual exhibition updates. If you would like to join this event you can register by visiting the virtual exhibition home page and following the online instructions.  

We will be submitting planning applications for these latest plans to Ribble Valley Borough Council and Lancaster City Council later in June 2021.

Best wishes,

HARP Stakeholder Relations

United Utilities have submitted their Environmental Impact Assesment to Ribble Valley Borough Council for the upcoming HARP. If you would like to see the proposals please copy and paste the link below to your browser


The parish council will look at these proposals at their meeting next week. If there are any comments you would like to make please let me know. Whilst we are able to make comments on the appraisal the parish council are not formally being consulted by the council at this stage.

The main reason for this addendum to the previous scoping request in 2019 is due to the introduction of a new haul route around Waddington.

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