No cause for alarm.

Carvers caught in HSE action

Published:  20 July, 2009

WOLVERHAMPTON: Gas cylinder storage at Carvers Little Lane depot has promoted Health and Safety Executive court action against the local council.

The HSE is concerned a 750-room student village adjacent to the site, and due to open next month, would be at risk should the propane gas cylinders and tanks explode.

Steve Boyes, Wolverhampton director for regeneration and environment said the council was aware of the HSE concerns: "As far as the council is aware, there is nothing which justifies any cause for alarm for existing residents and businesses and we believe that this point will be confirmed by the HSE."

Carvers has Hazardous Substances Consent for the gas, which it has been stocking for more than 15 years.

Council officers noted the development fell within the blast zone from Carvers when the planning application was submitted for the Culwell Street flats and recommended it for approval.

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