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Dozens take on elements to say no to Weylands
More than 100 people braved the rain to oppose plans for a waste recycling and recovery park in Walton.
Adults, children and even some dogs showed their support for the Weylands No Way campaign at Esher Rugby Club on Sunday, October 13.
The group was formed after plans were submitted to build the waste plant, at the Weylands Treatment Works site off Molesey Road, which could deal with 195,000 tonnes of rubbish each year.
Members hope more residents from Walton, Hersham and Molesey will sign petitions objecting to the plans.
Councillor Christine Elmer, an active member of the campaign group, said: “It is just raising awareness now and getting people to continue to write to the council and sign the petition.
“It has been an uphill struggle and it will affect Hersham, Walton and Molesey and it will affect traffic on all the roads.
“This is not party political at all. People just simply don’t want this. It is a massive blight on our towns and villages.”
Last month Elmbridge Council’s north area planning sub committee recommended the application be refused due to the inappropriate development within the greenbelt, insufficient information from the applicant and impact on traffic and the surrounding areas.
The campaign group also staged a silent protest outside County Hall, in Kingston as councillors attended the Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee meeting on Wednesday, October 16.
The application is due to be heard at a meeting on November 13.
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