A big hole on the site !
A big hole appears on the new school site. Is it a new swimming pool? Sadly not it is to build a base for the new electricity substation. Scottish and Southern (SSE) Electric will be replacing the current pole and wires with a new substation. Over the first few weeks of May further excavation will take place around the field to lay the HV cable that will link to the new transformer. This will be followed by the building of a green enclosure around the new transformer.
The planned change over day and supply interruption is arranged for Thursday 21st May, subject to the completion of all the work and final sign off.
This is all very good news as it fits in nicely with the proposed start date for the main works of the beginning of June 2015. The start date looks like it will also align with the completion of the building of the affordable housing, opposite the new school, so helping to reduce any traffic congestion.