An article on the radio today got me thinking. They said that many
redundant filling stations - put out of business by the supermarkets as
are so many others - are so expensive to have the land properly reclaimed
by removing tanks etc, that in low value areas are simply left derelict.
Fairly close to me is one such. Been derelict for a couple of years. But
it's unusual in that it was built in the garden of a quite nice Victorian
house, which is still there - it was used for the offices etc. It also had
a detached MOT workshop added which is nicely built and of course has two
large bays - both of which were equipped with lifts. I'd say it would
easily hold 6 cars. The forecourt area is fairly small, and a decent
fence, paving, and a few plant pots would make it look fine.
So my question is - do the tanks *have*
to be removed, or could they be
simply filled with water, rubble or concrete etc?
*A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
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