Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Corby considering negligence appeal

  • Comment

The council found liable for negligence relating to children’s disabilities caused by a steel works is to decide whether to appeal against the High Court ruling.

Corby Borough Council’s extraordinary full council meeting on Tuesday evening, which will be open to members of the public, will decide whether to appeal after 16 youngsters won their legal action against the council.

The youngsters blamed their mothers’ exposure to toxic materials before their birth for their disabilities, saying they were exposed to an “atmospheric soup of toxic materials”.

The Northamptonshire council denied it was negligent during the works at the plant between 1985 and 1999 and said that deformities affecting hands and feed were not linked between the removal of waste to a quarry north of the site.

Corby Borough Council was responsible for the reclamation of the former British Steel plant and was found liable at London`s High Court.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.