Added: 29 August 2018
Today, yet more plans, this time regarding Rissington Lake. I am amazed, at this late stage after nearing completion new plans are being submitted.
Added: 28 August 2018
The case officer Deborah Smith has responded to requests made by Upper Rissington Parish Council and others. Click here to the planning portal if required and it’s not too late to add a comment.
Added: 20 July 2018
Below are the latest files on the CDC planning portal. They reference, contamination and the planning differences between the 2013 and latest plans.
17/04151/FUL | Variation of condition 1 of reserved matters permission 12/03810/REM dated 23/01/2013 to provide detailed plans and sections of open space provision and to provide amended plans for hard surfacing and planting | Land Parcel At Upper Rissington Upper Rissington Gloucestershire GL54 2NP.
Below are the latest (4 May 2018) documents outlining footpaths, play parks, trim trails, sports pitches, allotments, tennis courts and general public open space. A few surprises, but happy to see it implemented. Click here to the planning portal if required.
Added: 6 June 2018
Added: 18 May 2018
Added: 4/6 May 2018
DEBORAH SMITHS suggestions and the BOVIS response
TRIM TRAILS & LEAPS
HARD SURFACES – PATHWAYS
The documents below were uploaded to the CDC Portal on 17th April 2018.
Variation of condition 1 of reserved matters permission dated 23/01/2013 to provide detailed plans and sections of open space provision and to provide amended plans for hard surfacing and planting: Click here for the CDC link.
The files below have been added to the above application 17/04151/FUL regarding, land surveyed by Merebrook. The letter added below the files is a worthy read, especially the last paragraph.
Below is a letter to Deborah Smith from Karen Toomer.
Further to our discussion, I have the following information regarding the above-mentioned compliance application. I have also attached the relevant sources of information, in case they are not available on the planning portal.
The following report was received for 12/03810/REM (08/03697/OUT) and approved by CDC in 2013:
Merebrook, Remediation Method Statement, Former RAF Little Rissington, Linden Homes Thames Valley and Bovis Homes, RMS 171873-13-2 Rev B, March 2013
This report discussed the remedial methods to deal with contamination comprising the residential areas and POS based on the based on the Phasing Plan Dated 04.06.13.
The residential plots included in phases 1-3 have been dealt with on a plot by plot basis and verified in accordance with the RMS. I have the individual validation reports if required.
Appendix 5 (Drawing no. 17183) of the RMS shows the areas of POS where exceedances of various contaminants were encountered during the site investigations undertaken at the site.
As can be seen on this drawing, following intrusive site investigation works by WSP, there were a total of ten POS locations with unacceptable soil sample concentrations which were remediated as follows:
Arsenic – exceedance along northern boundary – dealt with by planning permission 15/02436/FUL (The Village Square, Hawker Square, Upper Rissington)
Asbestos debris – three locations across site – dealt with by Bath Demo – Waste Transfer Notes attached
Lead and arsenic concentrations in the vicinity of the water attenuation pond – Phase 2 hotspot removal – assessed by Merebrook – see attached letter report
Location of visual and olfactory hydrocarbon contamination – located in south east corner – now below 2-3m of landscaped material in POS, no longer considered to pose an unacceptable risk to human health due to depth of cover
Radiologically enhanced contaminated land – in southwest corner of site – dealt with by Radman Associates – see attached validation report
Location of visual and olfactory hydrocarbon contamination – located in southwest POS – negligible concentrations of PAH and TPH contamination in soil samples – now covered in topsoil, initially believed to be validated stockpiles H and K, therefore, no longer considered to pose unacceptable risks to human health (see additional note below).
Playing field area in southwest of site
Having spoken to Merebrook, they informed me that the topsoil material in this area is not from Stockpiles H and K but from another source. The consultant also informed me that Merebrook have provided the developer with a scope of works for further assessment of this area, to include the following:
- Undertake validation testing of the upper metre of soils on a 20 m grid across the entire area. A minimum of two samples will be taken at each location and screened for the presence or absence of asbestos, heavy metals and hydrocarbons.
- Excavate a trial pit on the location of the former underground fuel storage tank and remove any hydrocarbon impacted soils to an area of hardstanding where they will be covered to prevent run-off. Validate base and sides of excavation following removal of affected soils and undertake WAC testing of excavated soils prior to off-site disposal.
I understand that the consultant is awaiting confirmation of this scope from the developer.
Added: 17th April 2018.
Added: November 2017
Public Open Space – Play Areas / Trim Trail – Planning Application: 17/04151/FUL from this website link. Please make your comments by 16th November 2017.
You can discuss this topic in more detail here.
VF – The Open Space boundary with RAF LR – Planning Application: 17/04151/FUL
Revised Tree Planting and Ecology Plan – Planning Application: 17/04151/FUL
Public Open Space – Play Areas / Trim Trail – Planning Application: 17/04151/FUL
New documents as of 19 December 2017.