Park toilets are held up

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Toilets in Hall Leys Park will not open until October – following a hold-up from environment chiefs.

The delay has been caused by the Environment Agency insisting on a formal application being lodged to check the new toilets structually will form part of the perimeter wall of the park.

This involves an eight-week consultation by the EA.

A spokesman for the district council said: “Although the district council recognises that the park is a dry reservoir which is designed to hold water in times of flood, its agent, who are responsible for the design and build of the project, were surprised that a formal application would need to be lodged as the new loos will be easily as sound structually as the old ones.”

Work can re-start once the EA confirm approval.