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£4m clean up for woodland
17-Jun-2003, 07:33 PM
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£4m clean up for woodland
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AN AREA of Leyland woodland is set to undergo a £4m restoration to turn it back into a beauty spot.

A massive regeneration programme is planned for Farington Hall Wood, off Wheelton Lane, after an inspection by environmetal health officers revealed that the ground was badly contaminated.
It is proposed that all the trees, many of which are suffering as a result of the contamination, are uprooted and the affected ground be dug up and removed.
The land was historically connected with the Leyland Motor works, then came under the ownership of the Rover Group and now belongs to the BMW group.
The site was a dumping ground for contaminated waste 40 to 60 years ago.



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17-Jun-2003, 08:48 PM
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The woods is at the bottom of Hall Lane and has been a mess for many years. Houses are being built nearby, hence the sudden alarm.
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18-Jun-2003, 09:20 AM
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I heard that the land used by BTR on Golden Hill/Wheelton Lane had a contamination problem. Possibly asbestos... Any news on this?

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18-Jun-2003, 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by Martin

I heard that the land used by BTR on Golden Hill/Wheelton Lane had a contamination problem. Possibly asbestos... Any news on this?


At the moment a complete silence. I don't think planning permission has been granted yet. But yes you are right there is a lot of contamination reported on the site. Who would want to buy a house there!!!
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18-Jun-2003, 05:56 PM
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Asbestos? Eeeek! No wonder they want to clean it up sharpish!
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18-Jun-2003, 06:57 PM
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I don't think they will have any problems selling those houses once they are built. They will probably sell them to out of towners.

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18-Jun-2003, 08:41 PM
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Martin, Martin This is a local place for local people
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22-Jun-2003, 07:30 PM
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That's the wood I knew as ' bluebell wood', a lovely place with clouds of flowers in spring........ sniff, sniff.....

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22-Jun-2003, 08:51 PM
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They built on the ROF site ...they'll build anywhere!

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22-Jun-2003, 09:16 PM
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The ROF site hasn't relly got anything on it at the moment. There are some large billboards advertising something called Matrix. I thought it was an ad for the film when I first saw it.

Whatever happened to Central Lancashire New Town?

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