The Environment Agency have used our Utility Search service since 2007 and we have processed many hundreds of their searches. The searches predominantly involve works on sites such as the one shown on the map below. This image is the search area as defined by the EA using our own innovative mapping system and tools for drawing boundaries for the extent of sites. For this site the interest is fencing along a stretch of river in Leicestershire. Ultimately this site may require a contractor breaking the ground to carry out further works. The EA use a Groundwise Utility Search service to collate information on below ground hazards that may be found before such work takes place
We carried out the research on this site and provided the EA with a pack of utility data and responses. As was expected in such an undeveloped area not a great deal of utility apparatus was found, however, running along the site was an electricity cable belonging to Western Power Distribution that will need to be taken into account by any on site workers.
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