S2 Notifications: archaeological surveys in Great Haywood, Stafford


S2 Notifications: archaeological surveys in Great Haywood, Stafford

Published 1 October 2021

S2 Notifications: archaeological surveys in Great Haywood, Stafford
As part of our continuing activity ahead of the construction of the railway, we’re letting you know about some planned works that we will be carrying out in your area.
Working on behalf of HS2 Ltd, National Grid is legally required to move a number of overhead electricity lines, pylons and gas pipelines along the HS2 route to allow for the build and operation of the new railway. The new HS2 railway will pass above one of our existing gas pipelines at Great Haywood. Around January 2022, we’ll divert this pipeline so it can continue to operate safely and reliably.
Our contractor, Wardell Armstrong, will be in Great Haywood around mid-October to carry out archaeological surveys which will help inform the design for the diversion.
A team of up to 15 people, with around eight vehicles and equipment including an excavator, mobile water tank and welfare units, will carry out the work. Neighbours may notice some minimal background noise from the excavator.
We expect it’ll take around eight to ten weeks to complete. None of our work will affect gas supplies.
We don’t expect to close roads or to install temporary traffic lights while we carry out the surveys. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes.
Our core working hours will be 8am to 6pm on weekdays (excluding bank holidays) and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. Except in the case of an emergency, any work required to be undertaken outside of core hours (not including repairs or maintenance) will be agreed with the local authority.
If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.


Yours sincerely,


HS2 Community Engagement team