New Water Main

Published: 21 July 2021

SES Water: Mains replacement project in your area regarding a mains replacement project taking place in Tonbridge Road and Camp Hill, Chiddingstone.

What does it involve? The project involves laying approximately 1.5km of new water main along Tonbridge Road and part of Camp Hill, starting from the junction of Hampkins Hill Road.

Why is this work necessary? The current water mains, which date back to 1974, have now reached the end of their operational life. The new water mains will provide secure, safe, and reliable drinking supplies for homes and businesses.

Traffic management Due to the location of the existing water main, and a number of other utilities already in the ground, we will need to work in the public highway. To keep residents, motorists and our workforce safe during these works, we will be carrying out phased closures of Tonbridge Road and Camp Hill. The first phase will involve the closure of Tonbridge Road, followed by the second phase, the closure of Camp Hill. We will maintain access for residents, deliveries and emergency vehicles. All traffic management arrangements and necessary diversions will be advertised on our website here and information boards will be visible in the affected areas prior to any closure being implemented. We will maintain access for residents, deliveries and emergency vehicles. Road closures are used when we are unable to provide the required legal distances around our works.

Timetable of work The Tonbridge Road closure will start on Tuesday 10 August 2021 and will last until October 2021. The closure of Camp Hill will then commence in October 2021 and be in place until February 2022. When possible, our delivery partner Clancy Docwra will be working 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. However, these hours may vary depending on weather conditions, daylight and staff availability.
You will find a dedicated website for the Tonbridge Road and Camp Hill scheme at where you can take part in a forum discussion, leave questions for our team and receive the latest updates.