IT sparked controversy when a three-year extension was granted for the continued tipping of rubbish at a huge landfill site.
Now the majority of the Lyme and Wood pit site in Haydock has been transformed into a country park – but anti-tip campaigners are still angry.
Cory Environmental, which has run the site since 2003, is expected to submit a planning application for a further tipping extension in the coming months. But Maureen McEvoy, of the Enough Is Enough action group, said: “It looks like Cory is to apply for a four-year extension. We’ve put up with the smells, flies, rats and seagulls for long enough.”
Cory Environmental says more than 100,000 trees have been planted at the park, and 85 per cent of the site is open to the public. Ian Craven, the company’s area manager, said: “The team at Lyme and Wood have been working tirelessly over the last few years to deliver a great facility for the local community.”