If you have driven or walked past you can’t have failed to notice that the southern part of the Wilderness is a construction depot. That is not to say that permanent buildings will be made on the site but that the area is faciltating an update of Henbury’s sewers, which we will not see when complete because they are underground. This has been necessitated by the need to connect Henbury’s sewers to the new North Bristol to Avonmouth sewer/ tunnel in place of the overloaded pipe down through Blaise alongside the Hazel Brook
I am assured by Andrew Palmer, ic the works, that the work should be completed by the late Autumn of this year. Wessex Water, the agency responsible, will then set about restoring the environment.
In October 2019 I walked around the area to photograph it before work started. My photos are below