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Skip yard could drain river and ruin Bronze Age site

A proposed skip yard near Waddon Ponds could drain the River Wandle and destroy the remains of a Bronze Age settlement, a local historian has warned.

Plans to house the storage site on derelict land on the corner of Croydon Road and the Purley Way have outraged local residents and environmentalists.

Their case was strengthened this week by local historian Raymond Hague, who said the yard would devastate the local ecology and destroy an area of archaeological value.

He warned that building work could disrupt or drain the Wandle and cause environmental damage to the Waddon Ponds beauty spot... whole story here.
Jane Posted by Jane
30th August 2003ce

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