on new public park in Burnham-On-Sea set to begin
District Council has announced that work to create a new public
park in Burnham-On-Sea will start later this month.
work to transform the former landfill site into a new park called
Rosewood Green will
begin on August 9th.
comes after the council
December to spend £2.4m to clear up the former waste
landfill site in order to turn into a public space and up to 117
new homes, including 48 Bloor Homes already approved.
a so-called 'Section 106 Agreement' within the planning conditions
for the Rosewood Farm housing development, the council is required
to complete the laying out and landscaping of the former landfill
site for use as a recreational open space.
The work will be split into two phases. The first will cover the
restoration of the tip site.
order to protect local residents and any new houses, a hidden
underground wall will be built around the former landfill site
which will contain any potential leakages from the site. A sub-soil
capping layer will be laid and compacted to make the site ready
for a layer of top soil that will form the basis of the public
park," council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
The contractor has confirmed that they will be starting work on
site from the 9th August 2010 with an estimated completion date
of late December this year, subject to weather conditions. Operations
on site will include the use of heavy plant for earthworks, the
mechanical mixing of various materials to form the cut-off trench
The spokeswoman added: "Due to the previous function of the
site limited household waste it may be possible
that a smell may arise because of the movement of earthworks but
it is anticipated that this should not rise to unacceptable levels
and will not be a long-term occurrence."
In order to keep disturbance to a minimum the contractor will
work Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
The second phase will focus on the landscaping of the site. The
laying out and landscaping of the site will include the provision
of social and recreational facilities such as seating, play equipment,
footpath/cycle way links and landscaping. These works will be
completed in the spring and summer of 2011 with completion in
the autumn and winter of 2011 to allow for optimum growing conditions.