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Councillors fighting to save waste disposal site for Ludlow
6:00am Monday 28th October 2013 in News
LUDLOW Town Council is pleading for the town’s waste disposal site to be kept open.
The authority is objecting to plans by Shropshire Council to close the site because it does not recycle enough material.
Councillors are worried that closing the facility will result in inconvenience and an increase in dumping and fly tipping in the area.
Ludlow Town Council believes that insufficient regard has been paid to the problems of dumping as people living in the town look at anti-social ways of getting rid of waste while avoiding the need to drive to the nearest disposal site in Craven Arms.
“There is a need to consider the cost of fly tipping and have a proper risk assessment,” said Councillor Graeme Perks.
Coun Jim Smithers, mayor of Ludlow, also believes that closing the Coder Road facility will result in an increase in pollution as people make the 15 mile journey to Craven Arms.
Coun Smithers added that he believed that the decision to close Coder Road had already been made and Coun Rose Jones said that she had heard that employees at the facility had been of fered another job supporting the view that it was a fait accompli.
Coun Glen Ginger said that because Ludlow has a larger population it made more sense to move the waste disposal facility in Craven Arms to Ludlow.
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