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Blackstone 1, Offerton

Dodgy LibDems - Blackstone



At the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the possibly three hundred or so mill workers houses in the centre of Stockport had no sanitation. The night soil cart used to come to the houses, collect the excrement and take it to Blackstone Farm in Offerton to be dumped.


When land has been used for such purposes, it should be considered contaminated for hundreds of years.


The Council intends to build on Blackstone despite very, very high levels of Methane detected at the site.  Given what has gone on at the Toxic Waste Dump school, documented elsehwere on this site, it is not possible to believe they are carrying out even the most basic safeguards.

This is the latest planning application for the site published in the Stockport Express on 29th August 2012.



THI Riverside Ltd would seem to be the preferred developers for the site.  They are a new company, so there are no company accounts that I can find.  Is it wise to entrust such a contaminated site to such a new company? Will they be able to afford to carry out the contamination remediation?


I have noticed some interesting things in the accounts of other companies connected to THI Riverside Ltd.







"Thi Riverside Limited was founded on 13 Apr 2011 and has its registered office in Surrey. The organisation's status is active, and they have 5 associated directors - 4 are current, and 1 are former. The company has no known group companies."

The company was previously known as THI Newco Ltd prior to 2011.

"Old Hall Developments Limited was founded on 10 Mar 1989 and has its registered office in Lancashire. The organisation's status is 'In Liquidation', and they have 10 associated directors - 4 are current, and 6 are former. The company has no known group companies. As of their last financial statement, they had £347,370 in cash reserves. Old Hall Developments Limited reported a gross profit of £-282,803 in their latest financial records. The company's net assets are worth £-2,448,425. "

Red flags

"Environmental Agriculture and Restoration Limited was incorporated on 11 Jun 1990 and is located in Chester. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 3 directors. They have no known group companies."
Red flags

"Storeton Woods Limited was founded on 13 Feb 1989 and has its registered office in Chester. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 2 associated directors - all of which are current. The company has no known group companies."
Red flags

"T H I Leisure Developments Limited was founded on 20 Jul 1989 and has its registered office in Chester. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 4 associated directors - 3 are current, and 1 are former. The company has no known group companies. The business has total assets of £2 plus total liabilities of £103,399. The company's current book value is £-103,397, and the value of their shareholders' fund is £-103,397."
Red flags

"Carpi Restaurants Limited was incorporated on 24 Dec 1980 and is located in Chester. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 2 directors. They have no known group companies."
Red flags

"The Crystal Palace Management Company Limited was founded on 28 Jun 1991 and has its registered office in Chester. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 5 associated directors - 3 are current, and 2 are former. The company has no known group companies."
Red flags

"Eden (Chester) Limited was incorporated on Unknown. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 2 directors. They have no known group companies."
Red flags

"Bob Best (Newbuild) Limited was incorporated on 11 Jun 1980 and is located in Chester. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 2 directors. They have no known group companies."
Red flags

"Bob Best (Liverpool) Limited was incorporated on 28 Jun 1979 and is located in Chester. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 2 directors. They have no known group companies."
Red flags

"Eden Holdings Limited was incorporated on 26 Jul 1988 and is located in Cheshire. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 2 directors. They have no known group companies."
Red flags.

"T.H.I. Developments (Salford) Limited was founded on 05 Sep 1988 and has its registered office in Cheshire.. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 3 associated directors - all of which are current. The company has no known group companies."
Red flags

"Thi Restaurants Limited was founded on 25 Nov 1988 and has its registered office in Cheshire. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 2 associated directors - all of which are current. The company has no known group companies."
Red flag

"Tanetox Limited was founded on 12 Nov 1976 and has its registered office in Southport. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 5 associated directors - all of which are current. The company has no known group companies."
Red flags

"Monorival Limited was registered on 20 Jan 1992 with its registered office in Lancashire. The business has a status of dissolved. They were founded by Marjorie Doran, Carl Lewis, and John Henley. They have no known group companies. The company has assets totalling £2 plus total liabilities totalling £94,001. Their book value is £-93,999, and the value of their shareholders' fund is £-93,999."
Red flags

"Lewhen Developments Limited was registered on 02 Jan 1992 with its registered office in Chester. The business has a status of dissolved. They were founded by Marjorie Doran, Carl Lewis, and John Henley. They have no known group companies."
Red flags

"Thi Developments (Manchester) Limited was founded on 19 Feb 1990 and has its registered office in Chester. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 3 associated directors - all of which are current. The company has no known group companies."
Red flags

"Thi Plc was founded on 09 Dec 1993 and has its registered office in Leeds. The organisation's status is 'Financial Statements too old', and they have 22 associated directors - 3 are current, and 19 are former. The company has 1 subsidiary. The business has total assets of £50,620,000 plus total liabilities of £49,897,000. They are due to pay £7,681,000 to creditors and are owed back £2,256,000 from trade debtors. Last year, they paid £-1,834,000 in tax and had £16,956,000 in cash reserves. Thi Plc reported a gross profit of £10,546,000 in their latest financial records. The company's current book value is £720,000, and the value of their shareholders' fund is £723,000."
Red flags


"Thi North West Limited was founded on Unknown. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 6 associated directors - 3 are current, and 3 are former. The company has no known group companies."
Red flags


"Fun & Fitness Limited was incorporated on 23 Feb 1990 and is located in Chester. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 3 directors. They have no known group companies."
Red flags

"Tudor Heritage Inns Limited was founded on 18 Dec 1985 and has its registered office in Chester. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 6 associated directors - 5 are current, and 1 are former. The company has no known group companies."
Red flags


"Airport Hotels Worldwide Limited was incorporated on 14 Jul 1992 and is located in Chester. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 3 directors. They have no known group companies"
Red flags



"T H I Hotels Limited was founded on 18 Sep 1992 and has its registered office in Chester. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 5 associated directors - 3 are current, and 2 are former. The company has no known group companies. The company's current book value is £2, and the value of their shareholders' fund is £2"
Red flags

"Cheshire Office Park Limited was incorporated on 09 Dec 1992 and is located in Cheshire. The company's status is active, with a team of 3 directors. Cheshire Office Park Limited is split between 4 shareholders. They have no known group companies. Cheshire Office Park Limited have total assets of £0 plus total liabilities of £1,176,597. They owe £112,585 to creditors and are due £229,684 from trade debtors. As of their last financial statement, they had £1,431 in cash reserves. Their book value is £-517,965, and the value of their shareholders' fund is £-517,965."

Yay! No red flags, but no money either!

"Thi Leisure (Torbay) Limited was founded on 27 Mar 1997. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 7 associated directors - 4 are current, and 3 are former. The company has no known group companies."

Red flags

"Thi Leisure (Cheshunt) Limited was founded on 30 Apr 1998. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 6 associated directors - 4 are current, and 2 are former. The company has no known group companies."

Red flags

"Mendplant Limited was registered on 09 Oct 2000 with its registered office in Manchester. The business has a status of dissolved. They were founded by Elaine Lewis, and Carl Lewis. They have no known group companies. The company has assets totalling £348,415 plus total liabilities totalling £348,494. As of their last financial statement, they had £231 in cash reserves. Their book value is £-79, and the value of their shareholders' fund is £-79."

Red flags

"European Franchises Limited was incorporated on 17 Feb 1997 and is located in Cheshire. The company's status is dissolved, with a team of 3 directors. They have no known group companies."

"Thi Leisure (Bradford) Limited was founded on 01 Feb 1996. The organisation's status is dissolved, and they have 7 associated directors - 4 are current, and 3 are former. The company has no known group companies."

Red flags

More details of THI related firms on page 2 of this Blackstone item.



There will be a nice little earner in this for someone, so the contamination issues will be ignored, based on my past experience of how Stockport Council works.

This is the situation mid-October 2012.

"Significant concentration of Methane and Carbon Dioxide. .....The preliminary risk to proposed development users from hazardous gases is therefore assessed as high..... also peceived in this respect to adjoining site users."

If they have pound signs in their eyes as normal, no-one at the Council will take this danger seriously, as they didn't at the Toxic Waste Dump School.



"The potential for significant volumes of toxic and/or inflammable/explosive gas to be present during site construction works is high."

Given what I know about Stockport Council and their contamination so-called experts, all risks will be swept under the carpet.

They want to build on this site - it will be a nice little earner for this Arfur Daley Council, so as with the Toxic Waste Dump School very genuine concerns about toxic waste are airbrushed away!

"The nature of the landfilling was extremley variable and from the noxious odours emanating from the disturbed infill it is likely to consider (sic?) putrescible matter and therefore possibele high levels of Methane and Carbon Dioxide."

"The fill was noxious...."

"We would strongly recommend abandonment of the scheme...."

This was written the last time they tried to build on this site. Experience with the Toxic Waste Dump School at North Reddish leads me to believe Stockport Council - including very senior council officers and councillors - will completely ignore the dangers posed by this site to the safety and health of local residents.



Again, funny goings on with planning. They chose to send me a massive report by post, photocopied at great expense and delivered by car. Why not simply send me an electronic copy?  
Delay, obfuscate, publicy humiliate, confuse, insult, and if all else fails - imprison. Stockport Council's tactics against people who dare to question their shenanigans.

My account with the What Do They Know website was suspended because with his full permission I posted up details of the Town Hall Protester.  I did this in a desperate attempt to prevent them repeatedly sending this completely innocent man to prison. They were driving him to suicide as they played their part in doing with other Stockport people - Andrea Adams who jumped from a tower block aged 18 and Alison Davies who jumped from the Humber Bridge with her young autistic 9 year old son Ryan. I make no apologies for trying to save a life and trying to stop appalling human rights abuses by this council.

Please see the Town Hall Protester page of this website. This page is still under construction.



As usual with Stockport Council, no proper response regarding very serious issues.

My account with the What Do They Know website was suspended because with his full permission I posted up details of the Town Hall Protester.  I did this in a desperate attempt to prevent them repeatedly sending this completely innocent man to prison. They were driving him to suicide as they played their part in doing with other Stockport people - Andrea Adams who jumped from a tower block aged 18 and Alison Davies who jumped from the Humber Bridge with her young autistic 9 year old son Ryan. I make no apologies for trying to save a life and trying to stop appalling human rights abuses by this council.

Please see the Town Hall Protester page of this website. That page is still under construction.




Multi-million pound contracts and no proper details of meetings.  It is a jolly good job planning in Stockport is not corrupt; that is all I can say!


More LibDem secrecy.

 
 

Sustainable drainage will be a requisite on the site.



We are to accept the Council's assurances that all will be well.  Given my experience with them over the Toxic Waste Dump School (please see relevant pages on this website) I am afraid I am unable to accept either their wish to do thing safely, honestly or competently.

My account with the What Do They Know website was suspended because with his full permission I posted up details of the Town Hall Protester.  I did this in a desperate attempt to prevent them repeatedly sending this completely innocent man to prison. They were driving him to suicide as they played their part in doing with other Stockport people - Andrea Adams who jumped from a tower block aged 18 and Alison Davies who jumped from the Humber Bridge with her young autistic 9 year old son Ryan. I make no apologies for trying to save a life and trying to stop appalling human rights abuses by this council.

Please see the Town Hall Protester page of this website. That page is still under construction.


 
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