Council votes down Lincoln Veolia waste plant after residents’ protest

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‪County councillors have unanimously voted to refuse plans for a waste transfer site on Long Leys Road in Lincoln.

The rejection comes after a protest today outside the site where some 40 people gathered, a 622-signatures strong petition delivered to Lincolnshire County Council, and 347 written objections to the planning permission.

Dozens of Long Leys Road residents gathered outside the Veolia Environmental Service in protest of new plans to extend the plant.

Veolia want to scrap their current lorry depot on Long Leys Road, Lincoln and instead create an area that is capable of processing 46,500 tonnes of non-hazardous commercial waste each year.

The noise pollution, increased traffic and smell are shared concerns by residents with one them saying: “I was woken at 5am again today.

“My 15-year-old son is preparing for his exams but keeps getting woken up by the lorries and is going to school tired.”

“Why should they try and save money by putting it here, they have money to swim in.”

MORE TO COME ON THE COUNCIL DECISION THIS AFTERNOON