Work taking place at Normanton Depot

​Ref: PR 8322
Date: 23/8/2016

Work is taking place at Wakefield Council's depot on Altofts Road in Normanton over the next two weeks (26 August to 4 September).

The depot, currently occupied by the Council and some of its contractors, has been identified in the Local Development Framework for possible development in the future. As part of the normal site preparation process routine groundwork investigations are being carried out.

A specialist company has been hired to carry out the work because a small part of the site was home to a factory involved in detonator manufacture in the 1940s.

Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills, said: "We have put precautions in place to ensure the work is carried out safely.

"There may be occasional low level noises but there should be no disruption to local residents or businesses during the work."

The work will be carried out between 8am and 6pm on Friday 26 August to Sunday 4 September.

No decision has been made yet on the future of the site. Any proposals will be subject to the usual planning process.

A letter has been sent to nearby residents advising them of the work. If anyone has any questions they can call 0345 8 506 506.



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