backs residents over Day's Waste Management proposals for
Tolworth's MP, Edward Davey today announced that he will
be opposing the plans by Day Waste Management for a waste
plant close to the Tolworth roundabout.
The plans for a waste management plant which include the
collection and compacting of waste on site and then being
transported out of Tolworth, are due to be discussed at
the next planning meeting on 2 Feb 2000.
Commenting on the proposals, Edward Davey said,
Tolworth become the rubbish yard for Elmbridge and Epsom
"It is impossible to see how a rubbish yard can sit
happily so close to a residential area. The noise and
smells that will be generated by a waste disposal site
are completely out of keeping with the character of the
"Although the Conservatives designated the site many
years ago as a possible 'Site to be retained for the
transhipment of aggregates and waste', things have
changed. Given the large number of new residential
properties built since this land was given this
designation, these plans no longer appear to be
"The planning authorities should update the UDP to
stop this plan - now and for ever. Once the old MAFF site
has housing on it, the idea of a waste transfer site will
look even more ludicrous."
"On this basis, I strongly believe that the waste
transfer site plan must be rejected. Councillors should
also use this opportunity to send out a message to other
potential developers of this type - This Borough is not
prepared to become our neighbours dumping ground."