West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has received confirmation from the Environment Agency (EA) that they have lodged an objection with Lancashire County Council for the proposed further deposit of inert waste at Parbold quarry landfill site.
The application which is due to be considered by LCC’s Development Control Committee as the local Waste Planning Authority, has received much public opposition, with a recent residents meeting reported to have been attended by over 200.
MP Rosie wrote to both Lancashire County Council and the Environment Agency to express hers and residents’ concerns.
The EA’s Operations Delivery Manager for Lancashire has confirmed that they ‘do not have sufficient information to know if the developer can meet our requirements to prevent, minimise and/or control pollution’.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“This will be some positive news for residents who are actively campaigning against this planning application to return Parbold Hill to a landfill site, but the application is still yet to be considered by the committee at Lancashire County Council.
“I raised concerns over the landfill application at Parbold Hill with both Lancashire County Council and with the Environment Agency and specifically raised concerns over the scale of the landfill and also the limited notice period for the application.
“The drastic increase in traffic and congestion on an already busy A5209 would also have a huge impact.
“I will continue to monitor this application as it progresses and raise residents’ concerns and objections to the proposal. I would encourage all residents to contact Lancashire County Council and the Councillors with whom the decision ultimately rests.”