Presentation on theme: "1 The Avenue Contaminated Land and Brownfield Remediation September 2009."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Avenue Contaminated Land and Brownfield Remediation September 2009
2 Hunloke and Avenue Collieries Iron and Lime Works Coking Plant and Chemical Works Operational 1952 – 1992 98 hectare site Employed 800 staff Licensed Waste Facility Produced 18M Tonnes of Sunbrite The Avenue - Operational Site History The Avenue in Operation
3 Site Layout ( Schematic) Coal supply and blending Coking Ovens Chemical Plant Gas Purification Plant Gas Holders Power Generation Waste Disposal Area
4 The Avenue – Ownership of the Problem Site owned and operated by British Coal 1992 - Following closure site managed by British Coal Property 1996 - site passed with MOU to cover costs of liabilities from DTi (now DECC) to English Partnerships to become part of the National Coalfields Programme 1999 - site passed to The East Midlands Development Agency as part of the National Coalfields Programme to be delivered regionally by RDAs for English partnerships Emda as landowner is responsible for the health and safety and environmental liabilities attached to the site
5 emdas Strategy Direct development by emda Transparency required due to site history Sustainable solution Promote best practice Stakeholder involvement Maximising outcomes –Economic regeneration –Public amenity –Habitat creation –Flood defence –Technology demonstration The Avenue – Problem or Opportunity?
6 The Key Areas of concern Controlled Waters pollution Human health risks 6 key areas to address Order of priority - River Rother - Lagoon 2 - Waste Tip - Lagoon 4 - Sewers/drains/sumps on the site - Clean cover to contaminated areas Key Areas to Address River Rother Lagoon 2 Waste Tip Lagoon 4 Sewers/drains/sumps on the site