Blackstone, Offerton development - contaminated land

Sheila Oliver (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to NPS Stockport Limited

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan NPS Stockport Limited.

Sheila Oliver (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear NPS Stockport Limited,

The 1996 contamination report by J H
Blake states:-

3.5 In each of the other pits a considerable quantity of domestic
waste comprising black plastic bags ....was found under the surface
clay layer.

3.6 The fill was noxious and generally water was met at the base of
the pits dug through the fill.

3.7 The waste was typically 1.0 and 2.0 metres deep but in pit 6 it
was not fully penetrated at 4.1 metres.

3.9 The sides of the pits dug through the domestic waste became
unstable and quickly collapsed.

4.2 The trial pits findings have exposed a considerable quantity of
domestic refuse which has been deposited over much of the site area

4.5 The nature of the lanfilling was extremely variable and from
the noxious odours eminating from the disturbed infill it is likely
to consider (sic?) putrescible matter and therefore possible (sic)
high levels of methane and carbone dioxide.

4.6 The presence of held water in many of the pits is a possible
source for the escape of leachate from the landfill into local
watercourses or aquefers.

4.8 However, given the need for extensive further testing and

4.9 The findings have revealed a potentially serious contamination
problem effecting (sic) the majority of the site.

4.10 The initial investigations proposals and costings are now
considered totally inadequate to fully investigate the levels of
contamination present both within the fill and from possible land
gas generation and egress.

4.1 The ownership of such site would entail significant
responsibility for ensuring that through underground migration
there was no escape of landgas or leachants into adjacent property
or land.

4.12 We would strongly recommend the abandonment of the scheme
proposed or alternatively the undertaking of a far more exhaustive
survey to fully identify the extent of contamination and the
scheduling of any remedial measures necessary to make safe the
land, bearing in mind its proposed end use.

This land is being reconsidered for development. Please let me have memos, letters, emails, handwritten or other notes of meetings, minutes etc regarding the contamination on this site held by your company.

With regards to the toxic waste dump school at North Reddish with which NPS was also involved, everyone tried to pretend the site was not contaminated when it was entirely contaminated with lead, arsenic and brown asbestos. So, I need to keep an eye on NPS Stockport and how they carry out their work on behalf of Stockport Council.

Yours faithfully,

Sheila Oliver

Enquiries, NPS Stockport Limited

Dear Ms Oliver

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Your request is refused. The reason is that NPS Stockport is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Yours sincerely

Kathy Pendlebury

Tel: 0161 495 6002
Fax: 0161 495 6138
Email: [email address]
NPS Stockport

Atlas House
Hercules Office Park
Bird Hall Lane
Stockport. SK3 0UX

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Bird Hall Lane
Stockport. SK3 0UX

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Gadawodd alan m dransfield (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

A VERY COSY relatıonshıp between the NPS and varıous Local Governments and what a NICE LITTLE LOOPHOLE they have crereated to cırcumvent the FOI Act200. ı.ee
1. The local government wıll state WE DO NOT HOLD THE SOUGHT AFTER DATA.

Erıc Pıccles has a LOT to answer for thıs local government COVERUP

Sheila Oliver (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Enquiries,

This is odd because you have previously, kicking and screaming, responded to FOI requests from me. I shall take this matter up with Norfork Council.

I need to go into the financial details of your company now. You have had very large amounts of public money and seem to be giving the council taxpayers of Stockport poor value for that money - I refer for example to the £550,000 property service fees for the toxic waste dump school, which didn't even include the ludicrously high architects' fees of £165,000.

We need to shine a light on NPS and I intend to do just that.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila Oliver