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Northern Gas Networks (NGN) are responsible for delivering gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire. We don’t generate the gas but transport it through a vast network of underground pipes. Over the next few years, we’re replacing old gas mains with over 3,800 kilometres of modern new ones. This work is essential to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to homes and businesses now and in the future.

As the gas distributer for the North of England we know people across Yorkshire, the North East and northern Cumbria rely on our services to keep warm, access hot water and power our essential services.

The UK’s energy networks have a reputation for reliability, something that we all value now more than ever.

Your safety is our highest priority and we have extra safety precautions in place to keep you safe at this challenging time and ensure that our work sites are Covid secure.

Following a detailed and thorough risk assessment, we will be carrying out work to replace the existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic alternatives in and around Market Place, Morpeth. This work is essential to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to homes and businesses now and in the future.

Our work will begin Monday 25th April and is expected to last approx. 4 weeks.

Due to the nature of our works, we will be required to utilise traffic management for the duration of this project. Please find traffic management plans attached to this letter. In the first instance, we will construct a one-way road closure, see plan 1. We hope to maintain the one-way closure throughout, but if upon investigation, we require more road space to carry out our essential works, then a full road closure will be required. See plan 2. A full signed diversion will be in place. If you have any further questions or would like more information regarding traffic management, please contact our customer care officer, Hollie at hscott@northerngas.co.uk.

The majority of the work will be carried out in the road, however it may be necessary to carry out some work within the footpaths. Please take care when negotiating barriers and signage.

If you smell gas, suspect carbon monoxide or experience low gas pressure, please call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999 immediately. The line is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.