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Crowle councillor warns of danger over fuel pump plans

Councillors Paul McCartan and Trevor Barker at the site of the new development at Ealand Industrial Estate.  ( Buy this photo E1884TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Councillors Paul McCartan and Trevor Barker at the site of the new development at Ealand Industrial Estate. ( Buy this photo E1884TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

A proposed gas refuelling station in Ealand presents a real danger of explosion a concerned leading town councillor claimed this week.

Coun Paul McCartan, chairman of Crowle and Ealand Town Council, said plans by Brit European Group to install an unmanned refuelling pump on Ealand Industrial estate close to the A161/A18 roundabout, could cause explosion if gas leaked.

But the agent acting on behalf of the Crewe-based company, John Hunt, refuted the fears saying the station would be perfectly safe.

Coun McCartan said: “The council has raised a number of concerns. There are objections on health and safety grounds, there could be an unpleasant odour given off, there would be increased heavy goods traffic flow, raising safety fears and there could be an environmental impact.”

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