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Town council accept £600,000 payout for Costain park damage

Five year legal row has come to an end

Dan Cooper

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Dan Cooper

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12-3614C Victoria Park

NEWBURY Town Council has accepted a £600,000 payout from Parkway developer Costain after subsidence damage to Victoria Park.

Without admitting liability, Costain have agreed to pay to the council the six figure settlement, including all legal costs.

Cracks and subsidence in the park and surrounding area appeared shortly after Costain conducted water extraction works when building the Parkway shopping centre’s underground car park in 2010.

Dave Goff, the Leader of the Council said: “I’m pleased that this issue has finally been agreed and I am looking forward to seeing
Victoria Park restored to its full glory.”

For the full story, see this week's Newbury Weekly News.

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  • eyesontheprize

    11/11/2015 - 16:04

    Shouldn't that be £600,000 + legal costs, what's left to repair the damage after the lawyers have been paid?

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  • PaulGT

    10/11/2015 - 14:02

    I would be interested to know how much the legal battle actually cost the council. After legal costs, if there enough money left to do the required repairs?

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    • Custos planeta

      10/11/2015 - 19:07

      Indeed.

      Reply

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