THE Environment Agency may advise that 77 new homes not be built on contaminated land, at Hawley Road and Powder Mill Lane.

The location has potential problems with a high water-table, which could lead to flooding, and, as a former landfill site, dangerous gasses may build-up.

The Environment Agency has asked Bovis Homes, which plans to build the houses, to prove they can deal with the potential trouble.

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An Environment Agency spokesman Jo Warburton said: Its up to Bovis Homes to prove they can overcome the fears we are expressing.

The Environment Agency must be completely satisfied.