United Utilities’ is proposing to acquire the land and rights in order to achieve necessary improvements to the current and future water quality in Salteye Brook. This will be achieved through the implementation and operation of a new pipeline from Eccles WwTW to the Manchester Ship Canal. The scheme will provide for various discharges from local sewers and Eccles WwTW to discharge through the new pipeline into the Canal, rather than into Salteye Brook.

Ardent was appointed by United Utilities in 2015 to provide land referencing advice and expertise, together with the production of a CPO schedule and associated plans in the Eccles area for the construction of a pipeline with a discharge into the Manchester Ship Canal. This small but complex scheme involved survey access agreements along the route as well as the production and monitoring of site notices and landowner notices for the Compulsory Purchase Order.