Local MP encourages constituents to lodge objections to waste plant.

Angela Crawley MP has today urged her constituents to lodge an objection to the application to erect a Waste Plant in Whitehill before the deadline.

The local MP lodged her concerns with the planning department earlier this year and has campaigned against the proposals since they were first introduced.

The earliest the application can be heard by the planning committee is the 10th of October and the deadline for objections to be considered is the 25th of September 2017.

Commenting, Angela said:

“Thousands of my constituents have already united in opposition to the proposal to build a huge waste plant so close to the Whitehill Community.

“When the planning application was first brought to my attention, I raised concerns at a consultation event in the Whitehill Neighbourhood Centre.

“Both at that meeting and since, the developer has not alleviated any of my concerns.

“The community in Whitehill have worked hard for more than 10 years to bring regeneration to their local area, and I fear that a plant of this size will fly in the face of their aspirations.

“The size of the stack is enough for me to oppose the plant alone, but there is a number of other issues that this proposal brings.

“The infrastructure surrounding Whitehill may not be able to cope with the scale of this development, and the overshadowing stack would adversely affect treasured historic sites.

“I would therefore urge everyone that is concerned by the proposal to make their voices heard and contact South Lanarkshire Council before the deadline.”

Objections can be lodged by emailing planning@southlanarkshire.gov.uk