Locals Oppose Recycling Site

Fear of dust and noise unites councillors and residents

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Local residents have joined up with councillors to demonstrate against plans for a waste transfer centre because they believe the site is too close to their homes. They are opposing the plans to build a site at Old Oak sidings in Park Royal that will process up to 1.6 million tonnes of waste each year.

The Island Triangle Residents' Association, have helped organise a demonstration outside the proposed site entrance in Hythe Road, Park Royal. They believe dust from concrete crushing operations will travel 200 metres and settle on 250 homes.The plans include a landfill site for perishable waste which locals believe will also have an impact on the nearby canal.

Cllr Philip Portwood, of Ealing Council, is backing the residents' campaign, he feels it is wholly inappropriate and too close to residential homes. Developers Powerday, who have submitted the proposal were not available for comment.

March 19, 2004