Mum’s concern over asbestos

Sharon Morson and daughters Chloe and Jodie-lee
Sharon Morson and daughters Chloe and Jodie-lee
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A Chapel-en-le-Frith mum has said she is so concerned about asbestos from a nearby housing development that she is considering moving.

Sharon Morson, who lives on Burrfields Road opposite the Federal Mogul site in Chapel, has two children aged five and three.

Work on a major housing development on the site is well underway, yet Sharon and fellow residents say they have not yet been reassured that asbestos in the buildings that are being demolished to make way for the houses will be dealt with in the correct manner.

She said: “I want to know how they are going to remove it safely. It’s got to the point where I am really concerned.

“I’ve even thought about moving. I’m concerned about my children. I don’t want them to be subjected to anything like this.

“Everyone in the community knows there is asbestos in those buildings and all we want is to be reassured that it is going to be dealt with properly.”

She added that despite repeated phone calls to the developers, none of the residents have received anything in writing which has put their minds at rest, and called for a public meeting so locals could have their concerns addressed.

A response from the developers had not been received when the Advertiser went to press yesterday (Wednesday).