Parliamentary debate - Andrew Gwynne local MP re safety of Harcourt Street school

Sheila Oliver made this Freedom of Information request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Waiting for an internal review by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Stockport Borough Council,

In a parliamentary debate dated 2/2/2007 the local Labour MP, Andrew Gwynne, drew attention to the problems with other former Jackson's Brickyard sites and questioned with wisdom of siting the proposed school at Harcourt Street. He states that in a report of Tameside Council regarding the former Jackson's Brickyard site at Guide Lane, Audenshaw:- "This is a former clay pit and problems with landfill gas migration became apparent in late 1997. Landfill gas alarms were fitted in four properties after gas was found after a routine inspection. Following this the Council received funding to install a venting trench with extraction stacks."

Regarding the former Jackson's Brickyard site at Windmill Lane, Denton Tameside Council's report adds:-

"The Denton landfill site was filled during the 1970s and is known to be producing lanfill gass and leachate."

The final former Jackson's Brickyards site is at Ruby Street, Denton and the report states:-

"This site, a former clay pit, was identified as a problem in 1989 with gas found to be migrating from the site. Tameside received funding to inall a gas extraction system across the site. The site remains closed off the the public and responsibility has been transferred to the Environment Agency."

Mr. Gwynne goes of to say that the former Jackson's Brickyard site at Adswood in Stockport is also experiencing substantial problems with leachate and gassing.

So, with regards to all the above, what evidence does Stockport Council possess to lead it to believe that the Harcourt Street site is in any way safer for this proposed development than the above-mentioned sister sites?

Yours faithfully,

Sheila Oliver

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I am writing in response to your request for information below (ref 2830).

As you have previously been informed, all your requests for information
about Harcourt Street are considered to be vexatious under section 14(1)
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and manifestly unreasonable under
Regulation 12(4)(b) Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will
not receive a response. This decision has previously been through the
Council's internal review process and was upheld.

You are entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. To
do so, contact:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane





01625 545 745

Yours sincerely,

Claire Naven

Claire Naven

Data Protection & Freedom of Information Officer

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear FOI Officer,

To reply to this request would incriminate the Council. This
wonderful website will be used in evidence in any subsequent
corporate manslaughter charges, presumably to be brought against
the Chief Executive, Director of Children and Young People's
Directate and the Executive Councillor, who have come to the
attention of the Coroner already regarding what is happening with
the unnecessary deaths of Stockport council taxpayers who have
dealings with the CYPD.

In addition, the town hall protester has been arrested yet again,
his wife said and I know her to be a truthful person, for trying to
obtain a council meeting agenda. This issue will now have to go
back to court and cost the taxpayer more thousands of pounds. I
believe the town hall protester tried to harm himself whilst in
this last custody. This is yet another Death in Progress at the
hands of Stockport Council.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila Oliver

Sheila Oliver (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Is my local MP Andrew Stunell having a laugh here? I repeatedly
asked him to make Stockport Council reply to questions, which they
have avoided for about four years:-

I shall ask him again for help and post his response, or lack of
it, on this site.

Have a look at this frightening You Tube clip of the brown asbestos
"experts" languidly and unscienficially removing brown asbestos
from the school site:-