Controversial Lyme Green site looks set to be sold off
COUNCIL bosses are gearing up to sell off the controversial Lyme Green site.
Cheshire East leader Michael Jones has said the council was ready to off-load the land which became the subject of a scandal after the local authority started developing a waste transfer station there without planning permission.
The development was later abandoned and the council has since made plans to sell off the site.
The cost of the scandal has been estimated at up to £1 million.
But Coun Jones said furniture store Arighi Bianchi was no longer in talks about buying the land.
He said: “We hope to be able to announce soon that we have sold Lyme Green.”
The council would not say anything more yet about the sale due to ‘commercial sensitivity’.
The site is used as a highways depot and has storage for salt, but it has Green residents in 2013.
He said: “Residential came out top, with a community centre for people to meet in.
“Residents will not want it to be sold for a transfer station.”
●● The Lyme Green site could be sold ‘soon’ according to the council leader