Cheshire East Council is completing a site investigation on a potential new waste transfer station in Middlewich.
For the last five months the former Ideal Standard factory site has been cleared, with the land being prepared for final checks which started on Monday January 25.
The location was originally commandeered by the Ministry of Defence during the First World War and for this reason, and those of public safety, we are taking the precaution of checking for munitions.
Specialists were present on Monday January 25 as the presence of phosgene chemicals manufactured during the First World War were looked for as a precautionary measure.
Councillor Sam Gardner, Cheshire East Council portfolio holder for open spaces said: “The application to build a new waste transfer station in Middlewich went through the due planning process and was approved by the Strategic Planning Board.
“A number of sites across the Borough were looked at and the Middlewich site was considered the most suitable due to its central location”.
The final stages of these checks began on Monday and for any updates visit: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/environmentalhub or call our contact centre on 0300 123 5014 and select option 3.