Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Garston waste plant inquiry - day one

Today was the first of four days of the Public Inquiry into plans for a waste plant at Garston Dock (right next to the Cressington Heath housing estate)

I'm tweeting from the Inquiry (www.twitter.com/paulakeaveney) so do follow me if you want regular updates.

Today both sides opened their cases and we heard evidence from Liverpool City Council (which is defending the decision to turn planning permission down). Jack Allen, the company which wants the waste plant, has spent a lot on lawyers and advisers and the questions to the Council representative were pretty difficult.

Tomorrow Jack Allen will be giving evidence and the Council will be questioning them.

On Thursday we will hear from other speakers (including me). On Friday the Inspector is planning a site visit.

Any member of the public is entitled to come along and it would be good if the Inspector and Jack Allen saw that Garston people feel strongly about all of this.

The venue is the village hall on Banks Road. The start time is 10 am.

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