Community leaders oppose recycling center plans in Eastleigh

Eastleigh COMMUNITY leaders have opposed plans for a new recycling facility saying ‘it’s in the wrong place’.

Eastleigh Borough Council has now formally opposed the proposed scheme which would be based on Chickenhall Lane.

If approved, Hampshire County Council’s proposals could see 135,000 tonnes of dry recyclable material processed each year with access provided from the current entrance from the Chickenhall Lane entrance.

But at an Eastleigh local committee meeting on Tuesday, members voted unanimously to oppose the scheme.

Speaking to the Echo, ELAC chairman Cllr Alex Bourne said: “We understand the need for retraining. We’re not saying we don’t want it at Eastleigh, but we just don’t want it. not there.

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“All these trucks coming down that road. It’s in the wrong place. Pollution from extra vehicles and noise from extra vehicles.

“The poor residents of Campbell Road. They are impacted by the airport, the railroad and now this recycling plant. We know we are in the perfect location.”

In the objection, he states that insufficient information has been provided to determine how the development would impact residential properties through noise, odours, dust, vibration and air quality.

Concerns have also been raised about increased traffic and congestion on Bishopstoke Road and the roundabout’s junction with Station Hill, Romsey Road and Twyford Road.

The County Council‘s planning bid says HGV movements – even when busy – must not exceed a previously approved plan for the site.

It also says the council consulted with stakeholders before submitting a development application to “seek views and ensure the development does not conflict with other businesses and activities taking place in the area.” region”.

Southampton Airport also said it had no objections to the scheme.

However, he added: “Given the nature of the proposed development, it is possible that a crane will be required during its construction.

“We therefore draw the Applicant’s attention to the CAP 1096 requirement for guidance to crane users on the crane notification process and obstacle lighting and marking.”