I got nowhere and I couldn’t let the young children be at risk so I took my documentary evidence to the wonderful Environment Agency people at Warrington. They did listen and they acted.

Conservative councillor Brian Bagnall had a meeting with me, read my contamination documents and subsequently refused to vote the school through. Some decent councillors at Stockport then.

The Council “forgot” to tell the Environment Agency about the plan to build the school on toxic waste, although BS 10175, which they claim to have complied with, states the EA should have been informed at the outset.

When the Environment Agency emailed the Council to tell them not to decide the application on grounds of contamination, the Council “forgot” to inform the Planning Committee.