A residents' group in Yiewsley is mobilising support for its campaign against plans for a waste plant.
The Garden City Estate Residents’ Association (GCERA) is opposing Powerday’s proposals to build a vast recycling facility on the Old Coal Depot site, in Tavistock Road, Yiewsley. It would handle up to 950,000 tonnes of waste a year.
The application will be considered at Hillingdon Council’s major applications planning committee meeting, at the civic centre, in High Street, Uxbridge, on Tuesday next week (December 10), at 8pm.
Council planners have recommended the committee reject the scheme.
It is a public meeting which anybody can attend, and the GCERA is urging people to be there and close ranks against Powerday.
The group has prepared nine separate petitions against the proposal, one with more than 3,500 signatures and each objecting to a specific part of the application. The association will convene on Thursday (December 5) to run through its game plan.
More than 2,000 leaflets advertising the event have been printed and distributed. John Randall, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, and Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell are expected to attend.
Tomorrow’s meeting is at St Matthew’s Church, in High Street, Yiewsley, starting at 7.30pm.