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Arpley tip plan turned down by councillors - as it happened
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- Councillors agree to turn down plans to extend the life of Arpley
- 10 opponents - including the MP, councillors and residents - speak against
- Tip owners say council has ignored requests for information
- Legal battle now likely but tip to close in October as it stands
So as it stands Arpley will close in October. But an appeal is likely against tonight's decision meaning a public inquiry is likely in the summer at some stage. Whether it will be resolved before the October deadline is unlikely.
Huge cheers ring out, it's the end of #Arpley— @hannahbargery 30 January 2013
Arpley bosses FCC say the council has been ignoring requests for information since April last year and ignored freedom of information requests.
It looks unlikely this will be the end of it. Get set for some legal rows to come.
So there we have it. Didn't take as long as we might have expected but councillors have turned it down unanimously
It's all over! Unanimous refusal for #Arpley plan— @hannahbargery 30 January 2013
It all goes a bit panto as boos and hisses fill the Parr Hall as representative from FCC, formerly WRG, speaks. He criticises council for not responding to requests for background papers and says legal letter was sent this week as last resort. Councillors move the application is refused
Nick Bent says he is in 100% agreement with David Mowat opposing #Arpley and it doesn't happen often— @hannahbargery 30 January 2013
Clr Keith Gleave highlights traffic travelling down Whittle Avenue due to the tip and noise and vibrations it causes.
Councillors listen in
7:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13
Well done to David Mowat. He thoroughly deserved the round of applause he got. This should guarantee his election next time, a real representative of the people!!
Labour councillor Pat Wright and Conservative MP David Mowat have joined forces to protest.
Guardian photographer Ian Park took this picture
Clr Linda Dirir takes stat of the night as she claims 50k seagulls on #Arpley— @hannahbargery 30 January 2013
Bob Hardie gets the biggest laugh of the night. He says if #Arpley was a household would have permanent asbo— @hannahbargery 30 January 2013
Resident John Boyle representing Saxon Park estate speaks passionately about a six-year-old asking him to 'stop the stink'.
He calls for a 'clean place to raise families which will never be achieved while our neighbours operate the way they do'
The Parr Hall is well filled for the meeting.
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Huge cheers for Clr Pat Wright as she says 'enough is enough' #Arpley— @hannahbargery 30 January 2013
Up steps Clr Pat Wright.
She says: Residents have waited a long time for October 2013 to come round.
'I'm sure WRG will make themselves out to be thoughtful but this is not the case.
'Enough is enough and residents should not be subjecyed to another 12 years of misery'.
Huge cheers as she finishes speaking and cries of 'Yes Pat!'
Arpley meeting is under way and council is being criticised for not following proper procedure— @hannahbargery 30 January 2013
Resident Derek Moody is up next after a round of applause for David Mowat.
He says residents were offered a 'three card trick' when applicant WRG gave them the option during consultation of waste being further away from nearby homes but piled higher.
6:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13
The current tip is full and overflowing, it has to be a resounding NO! It is still going to cost the Warrington Community Charge payer loads of money with regard to the containment or the dispersal of the significantly large amounts of the toxic gasses produced by the rotting rubbish from the North West region.
David Mowat is first to speak against the proposal. He asks if whether the tip is really needed and adds homes were bought near the site with the belief it was going to close in 2013.
Slight delay to the start of the meeting. Councillors were given the option to defer after the applicant hit out saying proper procedures had not been followed
But members of the development management committee have voted to plough on
Around 100 members of the public have gathered at the Parr Hall for tonight's meeting
Ahead of the meeting, here is our report from last week on the fight against Arpley tip's proposed expansion.
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RT @NickBent: I'll be speaking at big public mtng about Arpley tip tonight. 6.30pm Parr Hall, all welcome. Hope to see @warringtonnews & @no2wrg there.— @wgtonnicpriest 30 January 2013
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