A FOUL stench that continues to emanate from a new £20m golf course development is soon set to be a thing of the past, according to council bosses.
Environmental chiefs at South Derbyshire District Council reacted to complaints from residents close to the Tetron Point golf course, off William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, by insisting that it 'shouldn't last long' with work soon set to finish.
Cultivation work by contractors acting on behalf of the site owners Harworth Estates is nearing completion and, once this ends, the issue of smells filling the air is expected to be a thing of the past.
A spokesman for South Derbyshire District Council said: "Strong smells from the Tetron Point golf course have affected the communities around the development.
"The good news is that it shouldn't last long.
There's no short-cut to transforming this area into an eco-friendly asset to the region.
"Ultimately we are confident that the enjoyment that the development will bring is worth the short term annoyance."
Bio solids were spread over almost half of the 47 hectare site in the spring to create a soil which will enable grass to grow on the former landfill site.
This strong smelling soil restorer was then covered with a compost which successfully reduced the amount of odour it produces.
The next stage of the site restoration will involve a manual removal of surface rocks and stones.
The final phase will be next month when the grass seed is sown. This will involve some further cultivation which may produce some slight smells.