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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 January 2006, 21:25 GMT
Residents discuss asbestos site
Former Turner Newall asbestos factory in Rochdale
Developers want to build a housing estate on the site
Residents living near a former asbestos factory are holding a public meeting to discuss the future of the site.

Developers want to build 650 homes on the former Turner and Newall site, in Spodden Valley, Rochdale.

Work was carried out to remove asbestos contaminated rubble after a campaign by residents over possible health risks.

It followed admissions by developers MMC Estates and Countryside Properties that they twice failed to disclose asbestos had been found on the site.

People can have their say on the issue at Rochdale Town Hall on Thursday evening.

The town's MP Paul Rowen was also due to attend.


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