|Old landfill waste unearthed on the Freeman's Wood site. |
Photo: 11 March 2012
Their Appeal letter can be read with the other reports to this committee on the
Lancaster City Council website here.
"The council's Environmental Health Service has assessed the situation of wastes unearthed on the land in question. On inspection the material appears old and in places weathered with no visible evidence of hazardous materials. The conditions inspected did not appear to present a risk to public health. No further action is proposed by Environmental Health Officers."
However one local photographer took the above picture of waste on the site on 11 March 2012 as he was walking along the adjacent path. Prior to 1970 corrugated roof-cladding material of this type was typically made using asbestos. Asbestos was also used in construction cement, a great deal of which appears in rubble visible on the site.
|Workman chopping down tree on|
Property Trust Group site. March 2012
In their appeal submission the Property Trust appear to be claiming that the site at Freeman's Woods does not actually contain 'woodland' but merely 'scrub'. As our many photos of the site taken in March show, a number of mature trees have recently been uprooted and chopped down, and many more remain.
See more images of the appalling mess made at Freeman's Woods and the debris-covered surrounding area, despite Tree Preservation Orders at: "Catastrophic damage to 'protected' Freeman's Wood - photos".