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Dodgy LibDems Toxic School

How on earth did the toxic waste dump school get through the planning process at Stockport, given it was across-the-board unsafe and broke countless planning regulations?

The Council
"forgot" to tell the Environment Agency about the plan to build the school on toxic waste, although BS 10175, which they claim to have complied with, states the EA should have been informed at the outset.

When the Environment Agency emailed the Council to tell them not to decide the application on grounds of contamination, the Council
"forgot" to inform the Planning Committee.

I was right all along. The site was contaminated. Everyone knew it was contaminated, including the Council, but they tried to pretend it wasn't.

Did they apologise to me for having publicly labelled me
"vexatious"?  Not yet!

The building of this school was not in accordance with the Town Plan. Local people have been cheated out of their much-loved open space.

Please see above. Where are the community sports facilities to replace the playing fields.  It was only this that got them round the fact that they were going against the town plan.

Please see above. A council officer admits in an email, making fun of the fact they have even got the name of the area wrong, that there are grounds for doubt as to whether this is legal.

Rob Peters, Partner, Planning, Development & Regeneration - GVA Grimley LLP Incorporating Osmond Tricks Ltd. Direct Dial: 0117 988 5273 Mobile - 07798 643492 - Email

University Gate,Park Row, Bristol BS1 5UB

The man who suggested putting political pressure on Committee Members to pass the application to put 550 primary school children and 78 babies on to unremediated toxic waste!


The document below cast doubt on whether anything should have been built on this entire site. The development at Mill Lane in the early 1980s was not in accordance with the Town Plan.  If it was changed to housing land from public open space, then this should have gone out to consultation.  It didn't.

Another document showing that the former Jackson's Brickyards should never have been built on for housing. It was public open space.  When I told councillors and council officers that this school was to take the last vestige of public open space spared during the last illegal development on the site, they said I was "vexatious".

The lie being told here that the application had been advertised on site and in the press as a major development and a departure to the Review Unitary Development Plan.

More porkies from Stockport Council!

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