Havant Thicket Reservoir Project
Atkins secured consents for the first reservoir since the 1980s. They led effective engagement and prepared high-quality planning applications to ensure permissions were secured first time with no changes and no objections from statutory consultees. They identified planning risks at an early stage, informed programme, advised on planning strategy, influenced design development and led a successful digital consultation during the first Covid-19 Lockdown which attracted a high level of engagement and overwhelmingly positive feedback. They also ensured that the reservoir will bring significant benefits for nature, wildlife and local people and leave a positive legacy for the local communities.