Plans For Controversial Road Are Pulled From Planning Meeting

wholesalers site 2A temporary road from Porthmellon through to the Moorwell waste site may have an even shorter lifespan, if and when it’s approved.

The proposal for the 75 foot-long concrete access route to allow clearance of the dump has been pulled from today’s Planning Committee meeting.

It follows a number of representations from islanders and businesses in the area.

The proposal, which would require the removal of a hedgerow containing rare elms trees, has proved controversial.

Some business owners on the industrial estate have also voiced concerns over heavy traffic.

The Moorwell Improvement Group backs the temporary road, which would alongside the Council’s Economic Development Office.

They want to separate waste removal vehicles from pedestrian traffic along the Moorwell path.

Council Director of Place Craig Dryden says the deferral enables the Council to assess the requirement for the new road.

He’s waiting for the waste clearance contractors to be appointed before more information becomes available.

Consultants SLR previously stated that the road would take three weeks to build and say it will be removed by the start of April 2015, after which the site would be restored.

But members won’t now discuss the application until the 28th of January at the earliest.

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