Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Garston waste plans campaign

Towards the end of 2008 Jack Allen Holdings (the company that put in the planning application for the huge waste facility on Garston Docks) withdrew the plans. The company said it would be resubmitting them. We are all now waiting for the next move. I can't see the new plans differing hugely from the old ones, but there may well be some differences. We (the councillors in Cressington) were concerned that people might have to spend a lot of time looking for these differences, but we have asked planning officers to get Jack Allen to make any changes obvious. Personally I would just like them to decide not to try again, but that is probably wishful thinking at this stage. Nevertheless we are keeping an eye out and I will post again on this when there is any news. The bad news is that given that this will be a "new" application we may all need to re send our objections. The slightly better news is that given that any changes are likely to be minor and highlighted, in many cases this won't be too onerous a task. If anything I would expect the volume of objections to be greater as some people felt rather rushed last time and so missed deadlines.

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