Sheet piling works in West Ruislip from 19 October for three weeks

Sheet piling works in West Ruislip from 19 October for three weeks
Sheet piling works will begin at the West Ruislip site on 19 October. The works are expected to last three weeks.

What we are doing
From the week commencing 19 October we will carry out sheet piling works inside the construction site at West Ruislip. This work will help us to install a temporary tank to be used as stormwater drain to prevent flooding in the work area.
Sheet piles will be installed in sequence along the planned excavation perimeter to provide temporary walls within the ground to support our water tank. A mechanical machine will be used to push steel sheets into the ground.

How this work might affect you
A piling rig, cranes and construction machinery will be visible in the area
during these works.
The project team will take every measure to reduce noise impacts, however
you may notice some construction related noise and vibration.
Sheet piles will be pressed into position. In the event that we find hard
ground or obstacles, a vibro-hammer will be used to disturb the ground and
drive the sheets through the hard areas. Should this method be required, it
will be used for approximately one hour per day.

Duration of works
The activity will take place from w/c 19 October for three weeks.
Hours worked will be Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and 8am to 1pm Saturdays.
We may be on site for an our before the start and/or end of each shift.

What to expect
Delivery and set up of equipment, cranes and piling rigs.
Our piling methods may involve vibrating piles into the ground.

What we will do
Conduct noise and vibration monitoring to ensure works are within project approval limits.
Use water carts to reduce the amount of dust

Breakspear Road South abnormal load

From HS2 Contractor SCS:

 

0600hrs – Monday 28th September.

Just making you aware of a one-off abnormal load that will be delivered to Breakspear Road South on Monday. It has been scheduled to arrive at 0600hrs. On this occasion due to its height it will not follow the registered lorry routes but will follow the following route:

M1

M25 (to junction 18)

A404

Ducks Hill Road

Breakspear Road North then South.

The site team will be ready for its arrival and will facilitate its access.

All relevant authorities have been made aware.

 

Sheet piling works 19 October for 3 weeks

From HS2

Sheet piling works will begin at the West Ruislip site on 19 October. The works are expected to last three weeks.

What we are doing
From the week commencing 19 October we will carry out sheet piling works inside the construction site at West Ruislip. This work will help us to install a temporary tank to be used as stormwater drain to prevent flooding in the work area.

Sheet piles will be installed in sequence along the planned excavation
perimeter to provide temporary walls within the ground to support our
water tank. A mechanical machine will be used to push steel sheets into the
ground.

 

How this work might affect you
A piling rig, cranes and construction machinery will be visible in the area
during these works.
The project team will take every measure to reduce noise impacts, however
you may notice some construction related noise and vibration.
Sheet piles will be pressed into position. In the event that we find hard
ground or obstacles, a vibro-hammer will be used to disturb the ground and
drive the sheets through the hard areas. Should this method be required, it
will be used for approximately one hour per day.

Duration of works
The activity will take place from w/c 19 October for three weeks.
Hours worked will be Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and 8am to 1pm
Saturdays.
We may be on site for an our before the start and/or end of each shift.

What to expect
Delivery and set up of equipment, cranes and piling rigs.
Our piling methods may involve vibrating piles into the ground.

What we will do
Conduct noise and vibration monitoring to ensure works are within project approval limits.
Use water carts to reduce the amount of dust.

HS2 Main Works – Traffic Impacts in next few months

Now that the government has given the notice to proceed for HS2 the work is starting in earnest.

We continue to have regular conference calls with HS2, the main contractors (SCS and Align) and London Borough of Hillingdon.

The most immediate impact in our area will be SCS preparation works in Harvil Road for the Harvil Road realignment(and other works) and Breakspear Road South for the construction of the haul road between West Ruislip and Harvil Road (the haul road was our recommendation in petitioning to avoid HGVs going through the village). This work will lead to lane closures in Harvil Road during October and November and occasional lane closures in Breakspear Road South; we are assured these will be coordinated to ensure one road system is fully working.

There will also be weekend road closures.

The other contractor – Align – will also be working in Harvil Road to construct the haul road to HOAC alongside Dews lane. Their works should be coordinated with SCS.

Align will also be closing the A412 between Denham and Maple Cross with Harvil Road as the diversion – dates to be advised.
The power supply contractor will be completing their works in Jan 21 which will again include some road work in Ickenham Road between West Ruislip site and the White Bear roundabout.

Full details should be available at some time on the HS2 Commonplace site

https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/

And the HS2 Helpline number is 08081 434 434 or email HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk. If you have an issue always put COMPLAINT in your email heading.

Ruislip Golf Course hoardings

From HS2:

Update: Activity along the border

Work is continuing to place secure wooden hoarding along the Network Rail border to the south of our work site and then extend it along the southernmost edge of our works. The hoarding will ensure that the work site is both safe and secure. Preparatory works are still taking place during the day, and work on Network Rail land is only taking place at night when trains are not running. This activity is taking longer than expected due to unexpectedly limited number of working hours available next to the railway.

All lights needed for work activity will be placed so that they face away from the residential properties.

The side of the hoarding facing the properties in The Greenway and Hoylake Crescent will be painted dark blue. This colour has been agreed with Network Rail who need to ensure that the red, amber, and green lights are visible to their drivers’ sight lines. here will be a period where e will remove the part of the cutting. This will be done during the day.

Duration of works These works will continue until 18 September at the latest Working hours Day time activity will be between 8am and 6pm Night time activity will happen between 12.30am and 7.45am on Sundays and 5.30am all other mornings, when no trains are running We may be on site for up to an hour before and after these hours for preparation This work is progressing east to west. What to expect An excavator to remove the hoarding post foundations. All other activity will be using hand tools.

LBH wins appeal against HS2 arrogance

Friday 31 July: Hillingdon Council has successfully persuaded the Court of Appeal to overturn a High Court decision concerning the submission of planning applications by HS2 Ltd under the HS2 Act.

The council had refused to approve an application for HS2 works to be undertaken on a site in the borough of archaeological importance on the basis that HS2 Ltd had submitted insufficient information in support of it.

HS2 Ltd disagreed with the council’s refusal decision and challenged it, by appealing to the government, on the basis that it was not required to provide the information which the council required as it could instead rely upon a suite of non-statutory documents, known as Environmental Minimum Requirements, which would provide the council with the necessary assurances that the archaeological integrity of the site would be maintained and that HS2 Ltd would, if necessary, carry out its own future investigations as a means of safeguarding it.

The council sought a judicial review of the government’s decision to allow HS2 Ltd’s appeal but in December 2019, the High Court found in the government’s favour.

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgement today. It ruled that HS2 Ltd cannot rely upon the Environmental Requirements and that it has to provide sufficient information to the council in support of its planning applications. The council is under no obligation to determine the applications unless and until it receives such information. The Court of Appeal also frowned upon HS2 Ltd’s contention that it is permissible for it to carry out its own investigations, as part of the application process, saying that it would not have been the intention of Parliament to ‘set up a scheme which gave the appearance that HS2 Ltd was a judge in its own cause’. The government has also been ordered to pay the council’s legal costs of both the High Court and Court of Appeal cases.

Councillor Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council, said: ”HS2 Ltd thought that HS2 could act with total impunity and just expect the Council to approve its planning applications without question. As the Court of Appeal has said, it cannot have been the intention of Parliament to allow HS2 Ltd to be a judge in its own cause. For the avoidance of doubt, this council will continue to challenge decisions that may harm our environment or the health and wellbeing of our people.”

https://hillingdon.gov.uk/article/5397/Hillingdon-Council-wins-HS2-planning-case-in-Court-of-Appeal

Copthall Road East works

From LBH:

As part of this year’s planned carriageway resurfacing programme, work is due to be carried out on  Copthall Road East  from the week commencing  27 July 2020. 

 

We will place advance Notices on the streets giving the actual start date.

The hours of working will be 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, (Monday to Saturday).

The start date and duration period may be subject to change due to prevailing weather conditions or unforeseen issues.

HS2 works including road closures

From HS2

Harvil Road daytime lane closures, weekdays 13 July to 7 August
We are starting to work on the building of a new section of Harvil Road, with a new road bridge over the Chiltern railway line. We will erect hoarding along the east side of Harvil Road. To build this hoarding our operatives will need to work in the road and, for the safety of the staff, we will need to close the southbound lane. To keep the closure as small as possible we will only close the lane where works are happening. These works will take place between 13th July and 7th August, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. You will still be able to travel through the area but may be asked to wait for a short time

Night time work at HS2 site in South Ruislip 13 July to 17 August

Night time work at HS2 site in South Ruislip 13 July to 17 August
We are starting work in the site compound on Network Rail land behind the old ARLA dairy site. It will consist of excavating and compacting earth into a small section of land to create a platform for hoarding to be installed. The work will take place at night time from 13 July to 17 August, Monday to Sunday 6pm to 8am, although the work will not be continuous.

Various road works – LBH and HS2

A bit late with these: my apologies.
From LBH
As part of this year’s planned carriageway resurfacing programme, work is due to be carried out on Swakeleys Road from the week commencing 29 June 2020.
We will place advance Notices on the streets giving the actual start date.
The hours of working will be 8.00 pm to 5.00 am, (Monday to Saturday).
The start date and duration period may be subject to change due to prevailing weather conditions or unforeseen issues.
 
And, from HS2
Works Notice:
Wednesday 1 July 2020 between 8am – 5pm the southbound lane of Breakspear Road South will be closed. Traffic will flow in both directions controlled by temporary traffic lights. We need to undertake vegetation clearance works to enable a footpath diversion adjacent to Breakspear Road South
 
What are we doing
We need to undertake vegetation clearance works to enable a footpath diversion adjacent to Breakspear Road South. on Wednesday 1 July 2020. We are sorry for the shorter than usual notice period for these works.
 
Temporary traffic lights
We will require a single lane closure of the southbound lane on Breakspear Road South to safely undertake the vegetation clearance works on the southern side of the Chiltern line bridge, for 1 day.
A set of temporary 3-way traffic lights will be in place allowing traffic to flow safely during the lane closure.
To minimise the impact to road users of another lane closure, we have collaborated with Skanska Costain Strabag (SCS) who will also be undertaking work adjacent to Oak Farm, during our lane closure.
Works Update: Ruislip Golf Course Hoarding works rescheduled to 28 June until 14 August
We previously wrote to you in May regarding the installation of wooden hoarding between Ruislip Golf Course and the Chiltern railway lines.
This is to ensure that the work site is both safe and secure. These works were postponed form earlier in June.
Preparatory works will take place during the day and then work on Network Rail land will take place during the night as this is the only time that the Chiltern line has no trains running. This night-time activity will only be the erecting of a solid timber hoarding along the entire length of the site. The placement of the hoarding is shown on the map overleaf.
All lights needed for work activity will be placed so that they face back toward the work compound and away from the residential properties.
The side of the hoarding facing the properties in The Greenway and Hoylake Crescent will then be painted a dark blue. This colour has been agreed with Network Rail who need to ensure that the red, amber, and green lights are visible to their driver’s sight lines.
There will be a period where we will remove the part of the cutting. This will be behind our new hoarding line and will be done during the day.
These works have been moved to a start date of 28 June and will last until 14 August at the latest.
Day time activity will happen between 8am and 6pm.
Night time activity will happen between 12.30am and 5.30am, except for Sunday when they will finish at 7.45am.
We may be on site for up to an hour before/after these hours to allow for preparation.
 
What to expect
Placement of the posts will require an excavator to excavate the hoarding post foundations. All other activity will be using hand tools to minimise disturbance