Surveys taking Place shortly for Isham Bypass

I have today received the following information from NCC

will shortly be starting non-intrusive ecology surveys on land required for the A509 Isham Bypass. To gather the optimum data the timing of these surveys is critical and ecology activity means they need to be started within the next month.

Before construction can take place we are required to carry out full ecological surveys along the route corridor. This will be simple surveys carried out by a small team of people and will require access to land. We are currently contacting land owners to agree access with them.

WSP will be carrying out these surveys to identify the habitats and/or species that exist within the scope of the new road. Early identification of any ecological constraints ensures the development proposals are not delayed and appropriate mitigation or compensation is incorporated into the design phase.

The survey does not require samples to be taken; it is a simple structured walk in which various features are counted, estimated or noted.

A bid for Major Road Network funding has been submitted to the Department for Transport and we have been invited to progress this by submitting a Strategic Outline Business Case. The Borough Council of Wellingborough is providing funding to progress the necessary work on the scheme.

We just wanted to let you know this is happening in case you receive any enquiries. If you want any more info please email me or give me a call.

Kind regards,


Rebecca Miller

Communications manager
Northamptonshire Highways

Brixworth Depot, Harborough Road, Northamptonshire, NN6 9BX
01604 883400

07500 579305

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Posted: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:22 by Alison McLaven

Tags: Planning Bypass