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West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been working with Burscough residents to get West Lancashire Borough Council and the Environment Agency to take action to stop a developer digging up waste that is causing a stink for residents living near to the Abbey Lane site.
MP Rosie received complaints from Burscough residents who were feeling nauseous due to the odours coming from the currently unused site caused by the actions of the site owners digging up waste from the ground. Waste that was being stockpiled on the site and being left to rot.
An abatement notice calling on their site owner to stop their current activities was served on Friday 2 October by the Borough Council, whilst the Environment Agency is currently seeking legal advice. It is understood that in order to compost these waste materials an Environmental Permit is required yet no application has been made.
MP Rosie said:
“It is clear the priority for the site owner is not to be a good neighbour but their personal gain as they get the land prepared ahead of a planning application for housing being considered.
“On two separate occasions their actions have created dust and major odour issues, which makes them an unwelcome neighbour. These incidents have cause local residents some distress and upset. They have had to shut their windows to block out the stench from the waste. The smell is so strong it has left some people feeling nauseous.
“There has to be proper management of waste on this site whether that is containment or removal of these materials either way residents shouldn’t have to put up with this level of disruption and odour.
“I will continue to push West Lancashire Borough Council and the Environment Agency to take action necessary for the safety and protection of local residents and to ensure that the actions of the site owner doesn’t continue posing a risk to those living nearby."
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been working with Burscough residents to get West Lancashire Borough Council and the Environment Agency to take action to stop a developer digging up...
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has secured a commitment from Lancashire County Council to resolve the problems with the depth of the new channels laid in the newly refurbished pedestrian area of Moor Street in Ormskirk town centre.
The Ormskirk town centre refurbishment works were completed in August. Since Moor Street was reopened residents have been commenting and complaining about the depth of the channels.
MP Rosie has received complaints from residents that the deep channels pose a safety hazard with shoppers in the town centre tripping and falling because of the channels.
Having raised these concerns with Lancashire County Council, MP Rosie has received written confirmation that the county council are currently investigating the products used and intend to remove or reduce the channel depth.
This remedial work is to be completed by the end of October 2015.
MP Rosie said:
“Even before all the work on the newly resurfaced Moor Street was completed, I received complaints about the dangerous depth of the channels that have been laid.
“Pedestrians shouldn’t have to carefully watch every step they take as they go about their business in the town centre for fear of tripping and injuring themselves negotiating these channels.
“I welcome Lancashire County Council’s decision to act to resolve this situation. I trust that they will address other ‘remedial works’ issues at the same time to ensure when it rains shoppers aren’t faced with unnecessary large puddles outside shops as well."
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has secured a commitment from Lancashire County Council to resolve the problems with the depth of the new channels laid in the newly refurbished pedestrian...
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has secured action from Highways England to undertake safety improvements on the footbridge between Gerrard Place and White Moss Road South crossing the M58 motorway. The works will raise the height of the parapets on the sides of the bridge to improve the safety for cyclists and pedestrians using the footbridge.
Funding has been secured to carry out the works and has been planned for the end of the calendar year.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper MP said:
"I very much welcome the decision by Highways England to commit the funding to improve the safety of the footbridge, which is used by pedestrians and cyclists.
"They have also informed me that there will be work to improve the cycleway facilities at Junction 4, which links Moss Road and Glenburn Road, again to improve the safety for cyclists using this route and to encourage more use of the cycle path."
Highways England will be removing some of the vegetation and replacing it with low growing tree plants to improve the visibility for cyclists and motorists at the roundabout junction.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has secured action from Highways England to undertake safety improvements on the footbridge between Gerrard Place and White Moss Road South crossing the M58 motorway....
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