United Utilities’ £15 million plans for Disley

A MASSIVE underground water storage tank is being planned in Disley as part of a £15 million scheme to safeguard water supplies to much of the High Peak.

United Utilities (UU) are inviting residents to see how their plans for Jackson’s Edge Road are taking shape at a public exhibition at Disley Community Centre today, Thursday August 16, between 6pm and 9pm.

Staff will be on hand to discuss the proposals that could provide storage for up to 18 million litres of water.

Kevin Davies, UU project manager, said the major investment was vital to help safeguard water supplies for around 40,000 people including those in New Mills, Rowarth, Birch Vale, Disley, Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale.

The plans have been revised to take into account feedback from residents.

The firm aims to submit a planning application next month. If approved, work would start early in 2014.