Some 21 months and 90,000 man-hours after the first excavation commenced, the active remediation phase of the work has now been completed. After four years of planning and preparation, this is a major milestone for the Hauxton site.
During this period over 200,000 tonnes of contaminated soil has been treated and re-used on site and 110 million litres of water (the equivalent of 44 Olympic-sized swimming pools) has been treated before being discharged to the River Cam under an Environment Agency discharge consent.
The site will now be monitored for a minimum of six months to assess the site remediation before reports are issued to the Environment Agency and South Cambridgeshire District Council to review in order to allow development to commence.
Harrow Estates plc would like to thank Vertase FLI the our specialist remediation contractor and our consultant Atkins Plc for their work on site as well as officers at the Environment Agency, South Cambridgeshire District Council, the Health Protection Agency, NHS Cambridgeshire for their assistance in achieving this significant milestone for the site and the residents of Hauxton and Harston for their support during the remediation work.
Redrow Homes South Midlands are currently preparing a planning submission in relation to the future residential development.