Soil Sample Testing & Exploratory Excavation

The soil sample has been analysed and the results are encouraging in that there are no significant levels of contaminants present.  Now that the contaminants issue has been eliminated, and prior to a planning application being submitted, the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Planning Consultant has authorised a slit trench exploratory excavation be undertaken to check whether or not additional engineering support is required to the Black Lane carriageway.  Shortly, a trench will be dug by an excavator to allow the SCC Highways engineer to carry out the inspection.  The trench will be backfilled on the same day.