I have no idea how the good residents of Winnington get any sleep

I have no idea how the good residents of Winnington get any sleep

I have no idea how the good residents of Winnington get any sleep

First published in Letters

LIVING the dream?

Not really.

Ok I know I should have done better research before buying a new build in Winnington Village, but I really didn’t expect to be kept awake by the unearthly screeches and whines from the Tata plant on a nightly basis.

I have no idea how the good residents of Winnington get any sleep, it certainly wasn’t mentioned in the small print, in fact I think the word ‘tranquil’ was used.

Yeah right!

Buyer beware!

Beth Brewster
Northwich

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6:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

L Byrne says...

Beth

Were you told about the air pollution and the smell?

By the way, your solicitor does not appear to have done his job properly. He should have picked up these problems when doing the search. That is the job they are supposed to do in return for their fees.

Good luck in your new home.
Beth Were you told about the air pollution and the smell? By the way, your solicitor does not appear to have done his job properly. He should have picked up these problems when doing the search. That is the job they are supposed to do in return for their fees. Good luck in your new home. L Byrne
  • Score: 7

8:10am Fri 1 Aug 14

Bazzer49 says...

People should realise if they live next to an industrial plant of any sort that there are bound to be noises etc. it sounds like the guy who went to live in Little Budworth then tried to stop them having race meetings at Oulton Park at the weekend.
People should realise if they live next to an industrial plant of any sort that there are bound to be noises etc. it sounds like the guy who went to live in Little Budworth then tried to stop them having race meetings at Oulton Park at the weekend. Bazzer49
  • Score: 11

1:54pm Fri 1 Aug 14

widge says...

I remember that,Bazzer! What a twonk he was!!
I remember that,Bazzer! What a twonk he was!! widge
  • Score: 4

3:30pm Fri 1 Aug 14

MrT1976 says...

I can't believe anyone would buy a house next to either Tata plant. I noticed down Griffiths road today that ButtersJohnBee have popped a big yellow sign up selling the land that's in-between the plant and the small housing estate.

Open me curtains every morning to see an industrial plant....errrr no ta!!
I can't believe anyone would buy a house next to either Tata plant. I noticed down Griffiths road today that ButtersJohnBee have popped a big yellow sign up selling the land that's in-between the plant and the small housing estate. Open me curtains every morning to see an industrial plant....errrr no ta!! MrT1976
  • Score: 5

5:07pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Daniel18 says...

At the end of the day Winnington, and many other parts of Northwich, would not exist without the Brunner Mond plant, so I think we can put up with a bit of noise every now and again
At the end of the day Winnington, and many other parts of Northwich, would not exist without the Brunner Mond plant, so I think we can put up with a bit of noise every now and again Daniel18
  • Score: -5

6:45pm Fri 1 Aug 14

carvin stone says...

How strange that after the closure of the ash plant noise levels are increasingly complained about, I wonder if the increase of electricity production via the PowerStation maybe the contributing polluter in this area , just a thought, oh and Northwich was built on salt long before chemicals.
How strange that after the closure of the ash plant noise levels are increasingly complained about, I wonder if the increase of electricity production via the PowerStation maybe the contributing polluter in this area , just a thought, oh and Northwich was built on salt long before chemicals. carvin stone
  • Score: 12

6:50pm Fri 1 Aug 14

L Byrne says...

There are a lot of people who do not actually exist, i.e. died early deaths, related to the chemical plants in and around Northwich. The data published by the NHS about relative mortality rates in the area is testimony to this.
Maybe noise is not the worst thing that Beth should worry about.
There are a lot of people who do not actually exist, i.e. died early deaths, related to the chemical plants in and around Northwich. The data published by the NHS about relative mortality rates in the area is testimony to this. Maybe noise is not the worst thing that Beth should worry about. L Byrne
  • Score: 7

11:07am Sat 2 Aug 14

Midsid says...

The solicitor must be to blame. After all what possible clue could there be to the presence of a chemical plant in Winnington ?
The solicitor must be to blame. After all what possible clue could there be to the presence of a chemical plant in Winnington ? Midsid
  • Score: 9

6:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

hectorplain says...

The cat is out of the bag.

Oh no! - There is a noisy, smelly ugly chemical plant in Winnington, how did that get there?

The house prices in that area will plummet.

This is all the fault of the solicitors and estate agents who tricked people into buying these houses without disclosing this important information.

I'm sure you could pay a solicitor investigate a claim of negligence
The cat is out of the bag. Oh no! - There is a noisy, smelly ugly chemical plant in Winnington, how did that get there? The house prices in that area will plummet. This is all the fault of the solicitors and estate agents who tricked people into buying these houses without disclosing this important information. I'm sure you could pay a solicitor investigate a claim of negligence hectorplain
  • Score: 18

6:55pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Al Junior says...

I was the shift fiitter at Winnington for many years & i never had trouble sleeping at night.
I was the shift fiitter at Winnington for many years & i never had trouble sleeping at night. Al Junior
  • Score: 10

7:20pm Sat 2 Aug 14

isthisusernamegone says...

I see L Byrne is spouting their bile as usual!! For your Info the only part of Winnington works that is still running is the Bicarb plant, Which is down by the Anderton boat lift. No Ammonia on site anymore being used..

Beth wait until the wind is coming from the right direction, I'm sure you'll love the smell that will come from the sewage works.

Should of gone to Specsavers !!!!
I see L Byrne is spouting their bile as usual!! For your Info the only part of Winnington works that is still running is the Bicarb plant, Which is down by the Anderton boat lift. No Ammonia on site anymore being used.. Beth wait until the wind is coming from the right direction, I'm sure you'll love the smell that will come from the sewage works. Should of gone to Specsavers !!!! isthisusernamegone
  • Score: 3

12:00pm Sun 3 Aug 14

widge says...

I believe it's no longer a sewage works, the sign to it now says something like "Water Treatment Facility", so that's all right then!
I believe it's no longer a sewage works, the sign to it now says something like "Water Treatment Facility", so that's all right then! widge
  • Score: 8

4:37pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Ruckit says...

The finger pointers are out in force I see. How do you notice a chemical plant that virtually built Northwich on your doorstep?? Yes Northwich was famous for Salt , which is why Brunnermond / ICI / Tata was built where it is, Die to it being built in 1874 it actually brought over 10,000 people into the area and many others in years since!

I think people who live round here forget how thankful they need to be Mr Brunner and Mr Mond. look round the area's and see the amount of buildings they built and funded. My family many years ago moved to the area for work at ICI as did my other halfs. Those factories have kept jobs in this town for years so many families have people who worked there.
The finger pointers are out in force I see. How do you notice a chemical plant that virtually built Northwich on your doorstep?? Yes Northwich was famous for Salt , which is why Brunnermond / ICI / Tata was built where it is, Die to it being built in 1874 it actually brought over 10,000 people into the area and many others in years since! I think people who live round here forget how thankful they need to be Mr Brunner and Mr Mond. look round the area's and see the amount of buildings they built and funded. My family many years ago moved to the area for work at ICI as did my other halfs. Those factories have kept jobs in this town for years so many families have people who worked there. Ruckit
  • Score: 3

4:43pm Mon 4 Aug 14

L Byrne says...

To go back to the original issue; Beth was clearly duped by the developers or the estate agent if they told her that she was moving into a 'tranquil' environment. In return for the search fee, her solicitor should have investigated if there were factors in the locality, such as noise nuisance, that would have effected the enjoyment of her property and brought them to her attention in his report. That is what he was paid to do.



On the other hand, when TATA complete their withdrawal from chemical manufacture in the UK as is likely within the next few years, the quality of Beth's night life may be transformed. She will then only have the noises from the Russian gas fired power station in Winnington to put up with.
To go back to the original issue; Beth was clearly duped by the developers or the estate agent if they told her that she was moving into a 'tranquil' environment. In return for the search fee, her solicitor should have investigated if there were factors in the locality, such as noise nuisance, that would have effected the enjoyment of her property and brought them to her attention in his report. That is what he was paid to do. On the other hand, when TATA complete their withdrawal from chemical manufacture in the UK as is likely within the next few years, the quality of Beth's night life may be transformed. She will then only have the noises from the Russian gas fired power station in Winnington to put up with. L Byrne
  • Score: -1

7:51pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Mcintosh says...

I'm not sure why people are so hostile to Beth. as she points out the estate agent has described the location as 'tranquil'. not many of us spend a night in the house we are thinking of buying just to check the estate agent's report is accurate. Her tone seems one of acceptance and a recognition that she should have taken more care.

And we do need to see a balanced score card on Brunner Mond/ICI. They did create jobs and provide facilities for their workforce. But they only did so as long as they got the rate of return that they wanted. The people of Northwich owe them nothing. They sold their labour and gave their loyalty in return for a wage. What they have been left with is industrial dereliction, polluted land and a couple of hundred precarious jobs - and the threat of one of the biggest incinerators in England.
I'm not sure why people are so hostile to Beth. as she points out the estate agent has described the location as 'tranquil'. not many of us spend a night in the house we are thinking of buying just to check the estate agent's report is accurate. Her tone seems one of acceptance and a recognition that she should have taken more care. And we do need to see a balanced score card on Brunner Mond/ICI. They did create jobs and provide facilities for their workforce. But they only did so as long as they got the rate of return that they wanted. The people of Northwich owe them nothing. They sold their labour and gave their loyalty in return for a wage. What they have been left with is industrial dereliction, polluted land and a couple of hundred precarious jobs - and the threat of one of the biggest incinerators in England. Mcintosh
  • Score: 4

11:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Northwich Resident says...

Local residents still have 4 days and nights of bands playing at the Northwich Festival to look forward to - if you think the factory is loud, wait until the end of the month!
Local residents still have 4 days and nights of bands playing at the Northwich Festival to look forward to - if you think the factory is loud, wait until the end of the month! Northwich Resident
  • Score: 2

9:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

todayisagreatday says...

I often wondered who in the right mind bought the houses coming Barnton on the crossroads that literally have windows opposite the industrial site and E.on plant.
I often wondered who in the right mind bought the houses coming Barnton on the crossroads that literally have windows opposite the industrial site and E.on plant. todayisagreatday
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Dave Dutch Holland says...

I belief the complaint of noise is from Wallerscote Island transfer bands which are left operating 24/7 due to the difficulty is starting them up.

I am also led to believe that this section of the island is due to be handed over to the housing developer for demolition in mid 2015.

Personally I would be more concerned about the old Lime beds, what secrets they hide and the lack of adequate perimeter fencing.

Oh and no matter how politically correct United Utilities word their signs, their plant is a sewage works.

If I were the author of this complaint, I'd be kicking the door down at the showroom.
I belief the complaint of noise is from Wallerscote Island transfer bands which are left operating 24/7 due to the difficulty is starting them up. I am also led to believe that this section of the island is due to be handed over to the housing developer for demolition in mid 2015. Personally I would be more concerned about the old Lime beds, what secrets they hide and the lack of adequate perimeter fencing. Oh and no matter how politically correct United Utilities word their signs, their plant is a sewage works. If I were the author of this complaint, I'd be kicking the door down at the showroom. Dave Dutch Holland
  • Score: 1

10:40am Thu 7 Aug 14

sredmils says...

Oh the drama!

I am a new resident to Winnington on the Morris homes site, and really can't fault it.

After living in the city for 6 years I can safely say that I now have the best night sleep I have had in years, besides of course temporarily waking up on a building site.

I'd imagine it is down to the home owner to research the area before committing to buy? Me and my partner were more than aware that there is a inactive chemical plant opposite us and visited the site many times and at various times of the day so we were more than aware of the noises of the surroundings.

And as for the smell.. it's infrequent, and most certainly not enough to distract what a lovely area Winnington is to live.
Oh the drama! I am a new resident to Winnington on the Morris homes site, and really can't fault it. After living in the city for 6 years I can safely say that I now have the best night sleep I have had in years, besides of course temporarily waking up on a building site. I'd imagine it is down to the home owner to research the area before committing to buy? Me and my partner were more than aware that there is a inactive chemical plant opposite us and visited the site many times and at various times of the day so we were more than aware of the noises of the surroundings. And as for the smell.. it's infrequent, and most certainly not enough to distract what a lovely area Winnington is to live. sredmils
  • Score: 2

2:27pm Thu 7 Aug 14

L Byrne says...

Dave Dutch Holland wrote:
I belief the complaint of noise is from Wallerscote Island transfer bands which are left operating 24/7 due to the difficulty is starting them up.

I am also led to believe that this section of the island is due to be handed over to the housing developer for demolition in mid 2015.

Personally I would be more concerned about the old Lime beds, what secrets they hide and the lack of adequate perimeter fencing.

Oh and no matter how politically correct United Utilities word their signs, their plant is a sewage works.

If I were the author of this complaint, I'd be kicking the door down at the showroom.
Dave

Your brief mention of the lime beds sounds scary. It reminds me of a guy at a public meeting I was at in Witton , a few years ago , who said he was a retired Brunner Mond employee and claimed that there is some horrible stuff , including old stocks of mustard gas, under Lostock.

One day, this dangerous mess which disfigures many parts of Northwich is going to have to be cleaned up and removed like the slag heaps in the old mining areas. Unfortunately, nobody wants to know about it or is willing to put money aside to pay for it.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Dutch Holland[/bold] wrote: I belief the complaint of noise is from Wallerscote Island transfer bands which are left operating 24/7 due to the difficulty is starting them up. I am also led to believe that this section of the island is due to be handed over to the housing developer for demolition in mid 2015. Personally I would be more concerned about the old Lime beds, what secrets they hide and the lack of adequate perimeter fencing. Oh and no matter how politically correct United Utilities word their signs, their plant is a sewage works. If I were the author of this complaint, I'd be kicking the door down at the showroom.[/p][/quote]Dave Your brief mention of the lime beds sounds scary. It reminds me of a guy at a public meeting I was at in Witton , a few years ago , who said he was a retired Brunner Mond employee and claimed that there is some horrible stuff , including old stocks of mustard gas, under Lostock. One day, this dangerous mess which disfigures many parts of Northwich is going to have to be cleaned up and removed like the slag heaps in the old mining areas. Unfortunately, nobody wants to know about it or is willing to put money aside to pay for it. L Byrne
  • Score: 2

7:36pm Fri 8 Aug 14

hectorplain says...

The conveyor belts may need lubricating to keep them running smoothly.

I suggest a smearing of graphite grease to be liberally applied to all moving parts.

Alternatively you could just switch everything off and demolish it, then sell the land to a developer. You will of course get people moaning about yet more unnecessary house-building (as they of course already have one).
The conveyor belts may need lubricating to keep them running smoothly. I suggest a smearing of graphite grease to be liberally applied to all moving parts. Alternatively you could just switch everything off and demolish it, then sell the land to a developer. You will of course get people moaning about yet more unnecessary house-building (as they of course already have one). hectorplain
  • Score: 16

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