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Crossrail construction arrangements agreed by Brentwood Borough Council

The construction arrangements for the work Network Rail is undertaking for Crossrail at Shenfield and Brentwood have been approved by Brentwood Borough Council.

The construction arrangements set out the general measures that will be put in place to reduce the impact of the works in the area such as noise control, dust suppression and the lighting that will be used at the worksites.

Now the submission has been approved, preparatory works will get underway shortly at the two stations. The current schedule is for de-vegetation to the rear of Friars Avenue to begin in February, with the set-up of the full worksite at Friars Avenue car park by April. The set-up of a worksite at Brentwood station car park is also due to begin in February.

Network Rail is carrying out all of the work to the railway and the stations on behalf of Crossrail. Crossrail, Network Rail and Brentwood Borough Council have pledged to continue to work together to minimise disruption to the local community and to ensure that local people and businesses know about how they will be affected by the works.

The Leader of Brentwood Borough Council, Councillor Barry Aspinell, said: “As residents and businesses expect of us, we will carry on sharing our local knowledge and experience with Crossrail to try and minimise any possible disruption during the construction stage.  We are pleased that we now have regular meetings with Crossrail and the other organisations involved which mean we can keep across issues like lorry routes which have previously been a concern.” 

Matthew White, Surface Director at Crossrail said: “We have worked very closely with Brentwood Borough Council and Essex County Council to make sure that we have been able to address local concerns about the work. We all have a common aim to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum and every effort will be made to make sure that the work is carried out with as little impact as possible on local people and businesses.”

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