The document is called "Conditions11038258.pdf" and can be downloaded from the EDDC planning portal under the number 09/2337/FUL. It is 16 pages long and consists of reports from:
- PJ Carey (Contractors) Ltd of Wembley describing the crushing of the hardstanding and formation into test bunds;
- Aspect Ecology from Banbury outlining the ecological safeguards to be adopted - mostly slow-worms and japanese knotweed - and providing a blurred site plan;
- Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants of Lincoln who reply to queries from the Environment Agency about unexpected contamination procedures.
It is clear that Tesco are calling in contractors from across the land - no local employment opportunities here. It also looks serious - giving every indication that they mean to go ahead with this very ambitious operation.
Interesting times . . . in the Chinese interpretation.