A FORMER MOD fuel storage depot in Twemlow known locally as 'Telly Tubby Land' is set to be put up for sale.

Most of the site in Twemlow Lane, which is owned by Bidlea Dairy, is taken up by six partially-sunken steel storage tanks which were historically used for the storage of jet fuel.

The tanks are about 16 metres in diameter and project seven metres above ground.

Adam Brown from Bidlea Dairy said: "We are looking to sell the former Ministry of Defence fuel depot site down Twemlow Lane.

"We bought the site over 10 years ago with the intention of doing renewable energy, but unfortunately we were unable to obtain planning permission."

Each of the six tanks on the 12-acre brownfield site can hold 6,000 tons.

Adam said it was a 'unique' site, and was known locally as 'Telly Tubby Land' because of its similarity to the homes of the Teletubbies in the children's TV series.

Adam is publicising the site on social media, and is inviting suggestions as to what the site could be used for.

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A site plan

Plans to use the site as an anaerobic digestion and combined heat and power plant were refused by Cheshire East Council in 2015.

The storage tanks comprise an inner steel casing surrounded with a concrete outer casing, which are covered in earth and grassed over.

A network of underground pipes feed the tanks, and 1.5-metre high grassed earth bunds surround the tank area.

The remainder of the site comprises buildings associated with the previous fuel storage activities.

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The site was originally used as a fuel store by the Ministry of Defence.

Construction of the fuel storage site began in 1953 and is thought to have been decommissioned during the mid 1990s.

The site was used for the storage of Jet A1 fuel as part of the Manchester Airport Pipeline System which ran by pipeline from Stanlow Refinery to the airport and providing a connection to the storage facility at Twemlow.