Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

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Barbara wins parliamentary debate on environmental issues from recycling plant in Eccles

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Barbara has secured a debate in Parliament in which she plans to raise environmental issues caused to local residents from the operation of the former White’s Recycling Plant in Eccles.

Local councillors David Jolley and John Mullen have been raising with the Environment Agency problems reported by local residents from the operation of the plant. A number of the issues date back for years. In spring and summer 2014, Barbara began pressing the Environment Agency and DEFRA Ministers to deal more robustly with the problems from the commercial waste recycling site.

Local people have reported many issues with dust, odours, flies, vermin and with waste stacks that were so high they threatened to pollute areas surrounding the site. It was also reported that the site operator allowed work outside the hours permitted in the planning permission for the site.

The debate will be held in Westminster on Wednesday 11th February and will be answered by a Minister from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Barbara said:

“I have campaigned for some time for swifter and more robust action from the Environment Agency to deal with the problems from this site in Eccles."

“The permit for new waste at the site was revoked some weeks ago around the time that liquidators were appointed for the business. Now there are questions to be answered about plans for clearing the site and about the way the Environment Agency has monitored and regulated the site.”

Read the debate here

Picture courtesy of SalfordOnline.com/@salfordonline

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