Energy plant plans backed by council

PUBLISHED: 07:55 31 October 2011

Residents fear problems over site

Residents fear problems over site

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A PROPOSED new energy plant in Weston has been backed by councillors despite opposition from people living nearby.

The plan would see an expansion to current facilities and a new access road to the site from Aisecombe Way. The changes will allow cars to enter and exit from different ends.

Andy Ball, the owner of the Hutton Park, situated off Aisecombe Way, said the new entrance would create major problems for residents and people trying to access the plant.

Addressing concerns that traffic could back into Hutton Moor Road, North Somerset Council planning officer Roger Wilmot said the proposed new access route was 100m longer than the current one and capable of holding more than 40 cars.

Cllr Tony Lake, backing the plan, said this was the best solution and would in fact reduce congestion.

But Mr Ball was unconvinced and said: “It is not the length that is the issue; it is the access that is. It is too narrow a lane.”

He believes that residents at his mobile residential home site would see an increase in flytipping as a result of the decision.

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