Thursday, 27 March 2008

Work has started - (27/03)

As with any project theres always lots of paper work to be completed before anything can start - well the paper work is now done - We have a lease from New Mills Town Council, planning permission has been granted and an abstraction license from the Environment Agency to use the water.

At the beginning of March the site was fenced off and site office, secure storage, CCTV and portaloo installed for the team who will be based there over the next few months. a temporaray footpath has been laid to allow access around the site when excavation equipment is blocking the usual path.

Initial shallow excavations to expose the old stone walls of the mill on site and removal of excess soil are now well under way as is the excavation of the site where the screw will be housed - we have also had our own version of the 'Time team' on site - the archeologist has been very interested, drawing everything, but hasnt found anything that will slow the build, so no burried treasure (yet) - the site was originally the home to Torr Mill which burned down in 1912.

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