FURTHER UPDATE (December 2009)
MP attacks lack of fencing
developers, Burland (near Nantwich) firm, Ploverdale Ltd, came under
fire from Crewe and Nantwich MP, Edward Timpson, and Nantwich Town
Councillors for not fencing off the site, according to The Nantwich
Chronicle of December 30, 2009.
It was feared that the water,
thought to be at least four feet deep, could be the scene of a tragedy
involving the children who play in the area. The water was frozen at the
time of the article.
The problem is that the site as
it is doesn't contravene planning regulations, and the Health and Safety
Executive has said it is for the Cheshire East Council environment
health people to get something done as it isn't yet a building site.
They are quoted as saying that "the state of the site does not pose a
Ploverdale said it was private
land and people shouldn't be on it. But there are
no physical barriers - apart from the small "ditch" which I have
Is it too much to put up
fencing, which will be needed when work begins anyway?
Work begins on homes
AFFORDABLE houses are to be provided in a
£1.7million development on the former pub site, according to a report in
the January 8 edition of the Nantwich Chronicle.
It will provide 12 two-bedroom
homes and two one-bedroom apartments. The work will be carried out by
Lothlorian for Wulvern, who has received a grant of £308,000 from the
Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Homes Guarantee Programme.
The project is due to be
completed in December.