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Ground conditions work to begin on West Paddock site to support design of new Extra Care facility in Leyland, Jubilee Gardens

West Paddock

Ground condition investigatory work will begin on Monday 11 April on the West Paddock site in Leyland, next to the Civic Centre.

The work is taking place for the team to better understand the ground conditions of the area which will then assist in the ongoing design of the facility.

Final designs for the facility have not yet been approved and the council have been recently conducting a series of consultation events for residents to share their views on the proposed designs. The next consultation session will take place on 12 April at the Civic Centre in Leyland from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

The work will take approximately two weeks to complete and will see a drilling rig towed by a Land Rover and an excavator to dig boreholes and trail pits. Any boreholes and pits will be back filled after inspection and sampling and all work areas will be isolated with temporary heras fencing. No excavations are to remain open unsupervised or overnight.

A compound will be erected on site and will consist of a small welfare unit and a container that will be situated close to the Civic Centre. The compound and works should not impede on the current access to the field and some noise may be experienced but will be kept to a minimum.

The Extra Care scheme is the first of its kind in the borough and the scheme will support independent living by providing housing and support services.

8 April 2022

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