Veolia to hold public consultation on controversial Lincoln waste factory plans

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Environmental services company Veolia will hold a public consultation tomorrow as plans for a waste factory in Lincoln spark over 300 objections from local residents.

Lincolnshire County Council received the planning application for the tip from Veolia ES (UK) Ltd in October 2016, which would be based on Long Leys Road.

The two consultation sessions will be held at the Grandstand Centre on Carholme Road at 11am – 2pm, and 3pm – 6pm.

The application is for a waste transfer site to be open up to 24 hours a day, and for up to seven days a week, and involve up to 60 lorries visiting the site daily.

Plans for the site were submitted in October. Photo: Veolia ES (UK) Ltd

The consultation will see representatives from Veolia explaining to residents how the factory would work and also gives residents the opportunity to discuss their concerns.

This will be the first time Veolia will meet publicly with residents, after declining an invitation to a public meeting on November 28, 2016.

Concerns

There have been a number of concerns from residents regarding the plans, suggesting that the site would create unacceptable traffic, smells, noise, air pollution and the likelihood of vermin.

Residents have also launched an online petition urging Lincolnshire County Council to refuse planning permission.

So far, the petition has received 538 signatures, with over 300 comments and objections on the application itself.