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Decision due on five year extension
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- 3C Waste Limited wants to dump rubbish at Arpley for another five years
- Warrington Borough Council rejected an application last year for a 12 year extension
- An appeal against that decision is due to take place in February
- Dumping at Arpley was supposed to end in October last year
- Warrington Borough Council withdrew an enforcement notice that would have ended use of the site, citing legal costs
- Have your say at warrintonguardian.co.uk, or on Twitter @warringtonnews using hashtag #Arpley
But that is a question for another day.
For now, residents will celebrate their victory.
But with this decision likely to face an appeal, and an appeal against a 12 year extension being rejected due next month, the Arpley saga looks set to rumble on.
Thanks for joining us.
So it's all over. For now.
In truth, the arguments against landfill continuing were familiar and the council was quick to agree with residents.
The real question is when will dumping end at Arpley.
The council has already withdrawn an enforcement notice because it cannot afford legal costs.
Remember, landfill was due to end in October last year.
The five year licence extension is rejected unanimously to a chorus of cheers and applause.
7:18pm Thu 23 Jan 14
When it gets rejected surely this will mean they have to stop dumping rubbish near our homes. Why do they get 6 months to appeal? During the 6 months they will still dump rubbish. I thought they were dumping illegally since nov/dec 2013.
Growing anger among councillors for 3C's failure to show. Clr Lawrence Murphy says it shows 'disdain'.
Clr Bob Barr says he is 'disgusted' and 'appalled'.
Every member of the committee has spoken against the developers.
Clr Geoff Settle says a failure by the applicant to turn up to speak, and answer questions, shows 'contempt' for council and residents.
The application is now being discussed by the planning committee. Councillors also say they are against it.
Seems to be strong feeling in room that application is a delaying tactic so landfill can continue.
7:07pm Thu 23 Jan 14
wanted to be there tonight but not possible. so this will do
A warning for everyone against the application.
Planning officers reveal developers have six months to appeal if licence extension is rejected.
Olivia, a young girl who lives next to Arpley, says she is woken by wagons passing her house, and says flooding is caused by rubbish blocking drains.
Clr Wright finishes by mentioning Warrington Guardian story and agrees that it's time to 'lock up and throw away the key'.
I find it incredible we are here today to consider another planning application for Arpley. We will fight to the bitter end to get landfill closed once and for all.Clr Pat Wright
6:59pm Thu 23 Jan 14
.....NO. End off, Go away, Do one, Hop it, Go dump your rubbish in your own backyard.
There will be no one from 3C speaking in favour of the application. Clr Pat Wright says this shows lack of consideration from company.
Mr Norris finishes by saying further landfill is 'unacceptable legacy' for town's children.
Gets standing ovation from some.
Speaks of 'intimidating wagons with stinking loads'.
People are queuing up to have a go at developers here.
A lot of anger, unsurprising given the history of the site, and long battle for residents for landfill at Arpley to end.
Neighbour Steve Norris is up next.
Warrington South MP David Mowat is also against the licence extension and says matter has been raised in parliament.
Cheers for Mr Harvey, a neighbour to Arpley, after that comment.
It's an awful continuing nuisance that has gone on long enough.Mr Harvey on the landfill site
Mr Harvey is also speaking against.
He criticised the treatment of residents by developers, saying they have shown total disregard.
Goes down well. Solid round of applause.
Derek Moody is first up to speak against the application. Says 5 year extension is not needed and appeals are based on delaying process so dumping can continue.
We're getting under way at the Parr Hall. Lots of residents in attendance
For anyone who can't make it but still wants to get involved, join the debate on Twitter using #Arpley.
There are already some residents waiting in the entrance of the Pyramid's foyer, eager to get going.
Seats will be taken shortly, I'm told.
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Evening one and all.
Warrington Borough Council hosts a planning meeting tonight in the latest stage of the feud over the Arpley landfill site at Sankey Bridges.
It is due to kick off at 6.30pm at the Parr Hall.
All are welcome to attend.
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