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Enough is enough - say no to Arpley plan
8:00am Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
ENOUGH is enough.
That is the message the Warrington Guardian is sending ahead of the make or break meeting on the future of Arpley tip.
Our town has been the dumping ground for the north west’s rubbish for too long.
For too long residents have been woken by the sound of lorries driving past their houses, suffered the stench of garbage on a hot summer’s day and seen traffic queuing down the street.
Thousands of them have signed a petition objecting to the plans and many will give voice to their opinions at a planning meeting on Wednesday, Those in favour of granting Waste Recycling Group (WRG) permission to continue dumping rubbish on the Sankey Bridges landfill site until 2025 will point to the benefits of tax credits and the community projects that have been built.
But these are far outweighed by the suffering of not just the people in Sankey Bridges but of residents throughout the town.
Even Warrington Borough Council itself is no longer using Arpley for its landfill - it has agreed a deal to send the town’s waste to a recycling unit - so why should we suffer the consequences of more than a decade of future use?
The council officers have recommended the scheme be refused - and surely councillors will agree when they meet at the Parr Hall at 6.30pm.
It is then vital that the same councillors come up with a robust argument to stop WRG winning on an appeal - which will surely be lodged and likely be heard in the summer.
The goal is simple. When October comes and the licence for work runs out, WRG needs to be told it needs to lock up the gates and throw away the key.