Graham Stuart MP hosted a public meeting on Saturday 12th November to discuss the proposed recycling centre in Beverley.
The recycling centre was the subject of a community meeting attended by over 150 people in the Ings Road car park.
Additionally, both Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors attended the meeting.
After receiving emails from frustrated residents about the lack of engagement with the new tip, Mr Stuart called the meeting.
Over 300 people have responded to a survey he launched about the potential recycling centre.
In planning matters, MPs do not have a formal say, it is up to councillors, but Mr Stuart felt his constituents deserved a voice.
On 17th October, East Riding Council held a public exhibition about the recycling centre, but many residents felt they still had concerns after the meeting and wanted their voices heard.
On the Council’s own planning portal, 400 public comments have been submitted about the scheme, with the majority being negative.
Many residents at the meeting, who were in a very positive and friendly mood, felt that the recycling centre is located in the wrong place, near two nurseries and in the open countryside rather than a brownfield site.
Commenting, Graham Stuart MP said:
“It’s rare to get so many people indicating they want to have their say about an issue.
“Having listened to over 100 residents, it’s clear that there is much work to be done by the Council on this tip.
“While I have no role in planning, as a local champion, I will be sure to raise this issue with the council officers responsible for this recycling centre.”
Mike Roach, Molescroft resident and organiser of the community action group said:
“The residents of Beverley are very grateful to Mr Stuart for taking the time today to listen to the many valid concerns of the community.
“It is much appreciated, and we look forward to continuing to work constructively with him on this matter.
“It’s encouraging to all, who are making the effort, to know that someone is listening.”
Mr Stuart is continuing to ask residents for their say by filling in a survey at his website and will continue to work closely with the community to make sure they have their say.
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