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Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP)

The Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) is a scheme to replace sections of the Haweswater Pipeline that runs from Cumbria to Greater Manchester.

As some replacement pipelines are within the Ribble Valley we (as the Local Planning Authority) will receive the planning applications.

These documents and others will be available on this page as well as the planning application search for each application.

To find out more about the overall programme of works, please visit the United Utilities consultation website where you will find a virtual exhibition.

United Utilities HARP virtual exhibition -  The latest plans for the Bowland and Marl Hill sections can be viewed at 

In relation to third party comments on the HARP applications in accordance with the normal protocol the Council will not acknowledge objection letters. Currently full letters will be available to inspect at the Council and redacted copies attached to the relevant on line application file. Redacted copies will be published as soon as possible and may take over a week to process. In some cases the Council will forward comments direct to the applicant to respond. The following protocol has been agreed.

  1. The applicant will respond directly to any queries as requested by the LPA .
  2. The applicant will track other responses in order to identify any themes emerging that require an additional response. If necessary, the applicant will prepare and submit a formal package of information in the form of a supplementary environmental information document which will wrap up any updates to the proposals and our responses to comments received by RVBC.  If necessary, RVBC may then allow a further period of public consultation to allow officers and the public an opportunity to consider the supplementary package.

Planning Applications

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