Firstly the easy bit. Inert continue with the flattening of the ridge, and as expected they are shipping the topsoil over to Chandlers farm. I did wonder what they were going to do with the topsoil from the ridge, as I reckoned there wasn't enough space on the site to accommodate the stuff, given what they were doing.
I don't really understand why the ridge, and I assume eastern north embankment, weren't cleared away before the west embankment and western north embankment. A long stretch of the area they have already capped is now being compacted, plus the land bridges have been mostly demolished. Luckily, the rains are holding off, so the track isn't too boggy. Last year would have been a nightmare as there was so much rain, making vehicle tracks almost impassable.
Secondly, the hard bit to explain. As have continually written, Inert are now having to dig out sections of what will become Manor lake; having spent months and years in filling the area. This morning, they were engaged in digging out stuff some 30m east of the yellow vehicle bridge. Then driving some 50m east to dump the stuff back onto what will be Manor lake; where upon a bulldozer driver pushes the dumped stuff to form what looks suspiciously like a piece of banking. The direction of the build of the banking will intercept the banking Inert started a couple of weeks bank, but abandoned. This banking will surround the Main reed bed.
The problem is, what Inert are constructing bears little relationship to the plans I have. The banking is too far south. OK, I do admit that I am not sure if the plans I have are the latest to be signed off by Cemex, but they are the latest from the WBC planning application site. Also, it is possible that what Inert were building today is an interim structure to help them then build the banking around the Main reed bed - only it doesn't make sense, as they should be building it further north.
Hey ho, time will tell what the final layout of the site will look like, 'cause currently it has a passing resemblance to the latest plans.
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