While it was inevitable that the number of vehicles on the local roads increased as a consequence of the Project efforts have been made to try and minimise the impact where possible. An example of this was the decision to carry out on site concrete production which resulted in a reduction in the region of 800 HGV’s travelling to site.
During the summer months of 2012 there were abnormal load deliveries to site for both the WTG’s and 400kV system Transformers. These deliveries were generally escorted by the Police and where possible scheduled to be early morning arrivals at the site entrance. All WTG component deliveries were complete by 15th Nov 2012 with the conscious decision made to store components on site as opposed to prolonging the delivery period.
The daily traffic to and from site has gradually reduced and will continue to do so over the coming months as personnel working at the site complete their activities. .
The specific routes to be used when delivering to site have been relayed to all of the transport companies and local signage has been installed to identify routes which are not to be used. Any vehicles associated with the site which is seen to be using different route to those agreed should be reported through the Local Community Liaison Officers and action will be taken by the Project team