Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Stobart given green light for Widnes development

Stobart Group can now develop a 1.5 million sq ft warehouse after it won permission to solidify a toxic galligu mound on the proposed site at the former West Bank Dock area in Widnes.

‘Galligu’ is a by-product of industrial processes in the late 19th century and Halton Borough Council is allowing Stobart to mix the toxic substance with cement to make it stable prior to developing the site known as Stobart Park. The project is part of the ongoing 3MG multi-modal gateway freight park scheme.

A council report noted that if the site were not developed “it will likely remain undeveloped and detract from the amenity of the area, without providing modern day employment premises to meet demand”.