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Waste Plant (Thundersley)

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

I rise to present a petition against a hazardous asbestos waste transfer and storage plant that is being planned for the Manor trading estate in my constituency. The good people of Thundersley living around that plant are deeply concerned because it is in direct conflict with residential homes, schools and other workers on that trading estate. It is entirely inappropriate to site the plant there, particularly when there are much more suitable areas that do not conflict with residential homes, schools and so forth.

I present a petition put together by Mr. A. J. Bryant, Terry Turpin and others who cared enough about their community to sign the petition. They know that the House will listen seriously to what they say.

The petition of the residents of Thundersley and Benfleet:

Declares that the proposal for a further change to the use of the Manor Trading Estate to allow the storage of hazardous asbestos waste would introduce unacceptable risk and increased pressure of use of local roads and is particularly inappropriate in view of the immediate proximity of residential homes and a primary school, the petitioners further believe there are much more appropriate sites for this activity in the local area.

The Petitioners therefore implore the House of Commons to call upon the Government to do all within its power to ensure that Essex County Council reject the application as requested by the Member of Parliament for Castle Point.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.