How your comments influenced the landscape masterplan.
The hot topic at the public exhibition and in the questionnaire returns, was how the area occupied by the tar lagoons should look when remediated and returned to public use as part of the country park.
At present, the fenced area of the site is uneven and very unsafe with steep shale slopes above lagoons of soft boggy tar. Everyone wished to see all of the fences removed in the new layout, and most agreed that a new landscape of two small hills with a valley between would be acceptable. Paths will be created to provide access onto part of the site but the northern end will be allowed to regain a degree of wildness to allow the grass snakes and other wildlife to return and flourish. Three shallow ponds are also proposed in the newly created valley, both to slow rain water run-off and to create new areas for aquatic species.