Once a prime local employers and notable for the production of munitions during WW1, the Daniels’ site has been the subject of a recent planning application. A member of the Daniels’ family believes that the the site has underground tunnels constructed in 1914 for the the storage of shells etc and a huge underground storage area for water. This appears to have been dismissed by the planning survey.
From Gloucestershire Live by Ben Faulkener (5th Sept 2017)
Peter Daniels of the family who the site is named after, wants the committee to hold off making a decision.
“There are caves under the site to support ammunition, underground water facilities require investigation. Local women worked 12 hour shifts and were the main suppliers of shells. Those people in Rodborough helped us win the First World War and that should not be forgotten. Please defer this application – if it is no we have lost this application to investigate the site.”……
Paul Fong, Hunter Page Planning: “A very detailed historic and archaeological assessment has been done to avoid delay. It is clear this is mixed use and I don’t want housing and employment to escape you.”
Does anyone have any information to support this?