BASILDON Council will have to pay up to £120,000 for an archaeological dig on the site of a controversial housing development.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed the Tory administration told Redrow Homes, which is building 135 properties on playing fields off Ballards Walk, Laindon, the land “was not considered to be of any archaeological significance”.

Reported by The Basildon Echo. You can read the full story here. 

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