HS2 pulls the plug on plans for compound near Lostock Works



THE company building HS2 has withdrawn plans to build a temporary compound near Lostock Works.

Last October, HS2 Ltd submitted plans to Cheshire West and Chester Council for a temporary compound for up to five years off Griffiths Road.

The compound would have been used during ground investigation work, ahead of construction work in the future.

But now, HS2 Ltd has withdrawn the proposal, with the work set to be managed from an existing compound near Altrincham instead.

A spokesman for HS2 said: “We have withdrawn the planning application for the compound in Northwich as we believe operations linked to this year’s programme of ground investigation works can be managed from the existing compound at Bowdon.”