Landfill area clean-up delay

PUBLISHED: 16:11 10 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:28 10 June 2010

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10: A clean-up of the Imperial Recreation Ground will wait until 2009 as scientists study data and plot a course to prepare the former landfill area for potential development. East Devon District Council began work on the area in 2007 with a project survey as

A clean-up of the Imperial Recreation Ground will wait until 2009 as scientists study data and plot a course to prepare the former landfill area for potential development.East Devon District Council began work on the area in 2007 with a project survey assessing the risk of landfill. A plan to dig out and dump any areas potentially causing long-term contamination were rejected after quotes placed work above the £1.15 million budget. Consultants were asked for a final survey in March this year, but have yet to complete their work despite a six-week project estimate. The council hope to prepare the area, which reports state is 'unlikely' to pose any contamination risk to site users, in time for a possible visitor centre project build in 2009. The EDDC executive committee were set to discuss the issue at a meeting last night.

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