THANK you, Gazette, for publishing the story about the West London Waste Plan and the proposal that the coal yard site in West Drayton would be suitable for a huge industrial waste recycling plant (Don't dump that rubbish here, Gazette, March 23).
This coverage has helped the people, businesses, churches and shops of Yiewsley and West Drayton to be given a chance to comment on a facility which, if built, could bring 120,000-plus large lorries a year to a suburban high street at the junction of Station Road and Tavistock Road, already a point of gridlock on most days.
The people of Yiewsley and West Drayton and further afield have given the proposal a big 'no', by signing petitions against the site being used as an industrial waste plant.
The petitions, with their 2,237 signatures, have been sent to the consultants, and we await with interest their report, which will be be on their website some time in May. Keep looking on www.wlwp.net for their findings.
Most Hillingdon councillors for the area have objected to the site, as have the two local MPs. It is now up to Hillingdon Council to do the decent thing and take the site off the plan.
They will make their decision at a cabinet meeting in late July, so it is not too late to let the council know your views on a site which, if developed, could bring industrial waste from all over the country to the suburban roads of Hillingdon.
Well done to the businesses and shops in Yiewsley and West Drayton
High Streets, who displayed posters and collected signatures, but most of all thank you and well done to all who signed the petition, many of whom lived outside the area and who were equally appalled at the inclusion of the site within the West London Waste Plan.
Secretary Garden City Estate Residents'
Association Fray's Avenue