Further to our update in August, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) public notice period ended on Tuesday 20 September.
The public notice period is a statutory requirement to allow work on Corporation Road Bridge to commence, which required a period of 28 days from the date of the first newspaper notice publication, which was Tuesday 23 August.
We are now awaiting the MMO to reach a final decision on our application for the permit.
The proposed start date for the works is expected to be January 2023 once we understand the outcome of the application. We will provide a further update later in the year.
As part of its Grade 2 listed heritage status, it is important the bridge remains functioning and the mechanics are in full operation to ensure the council is satisfying the statutory obligations.
The Corporation Bridge refurbishment is a £4.967m scheme – funded by £2.967m from the Department for Transport, £1.83m set aside by the Council and a further £170,000 from the Local Transport Fund. The Department of Transport funding is specifically ringfenced for these works.