After an approach by Long Leys resident John Shipton, the Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Councillor Martin Hill has restated the council’s opposition to the proposed new waste transfer station at Long Leys Road, Lincoln.
Cllr Martin Hill said: “I was pleased to see Veolia’s application to build a waste transfer station at Long Leys Road refused.
“It was an important decision for local residents and we remain opposed to the proposed development due to its close proximity to many residential properties. There will also be extra traffic generated by the proposed development with lorries potentially leaving the site very early in the morning resulting in disturbance to residents.
“We will be vigorously defending our decision during the appeal process.”
The LLRA’s Jon Davies commented “We very much welcome the public statement from council leader Martin Hill, OBE. We now have universal opposition to Veolia’s development from across the political spectrum including our MP and elected representatives at both the city council and the county council. It is time Veolia recognised that their development is inappropriate in a primarily residential area such as Long Leys. Our thanks should also go to local resident John Shipton, for taking the lead on requesting this statement of support from Martin Hill“