Burton sewage pumping station plans deferred
Plans for a sewage pumping station in a Lincoln village have been deferred by council planners.
Anglian Water's proposal to build the waste disposal facility near Burton by Lincoln will be considered at a later date by Lincolnshire County Council.
The scheme will provide the village with connections to the mains sewerage network, ending residents' reliance on septic tanks, which can cause soil pollution.
Burton's effluence will then be pumped to the city station at Canwick Hill for treatment.
The plans included an underground pumping station, control kiosk, chemical dosing unit, telemetry aerial and access lay-by on Woodcote Lane.
The council requested at Monday's meeting that Anglian Water revise the positioning of the facility before submitting an amended planning application, due to concerns over the impact of the development on Woodcote Lane residents.
A spokesperson for Anglian Water said:
“The pumping station is part of a project to install mains sewerage to the village for the first time.
“The scheme was initiated by the local community to resolve pollution issues from the existing private drainage systems – predominantly septic tanks. When completed, the new system will significantly reduce the risk of future pollution incidents.
“The proposed sewers will use gravity to transfer sewage from the village to the pumping station, where it will be pumped to Lincoln, to be treated at our water recycling centre in Canwick.
“It’s hoped the project will start later this year, once the relevant consents have been received.”