Campaign opposed to landfill site in Lyme Regis gaining more support

Campaign opposed to landfill proposal gaining more support

Campaign opposed to landfill proposal gaining more support

First published in News

OPPOSITION to a proposed landfill site in Lyme Regis is growing with a campaign group set up to fight proposals despite approval of the planning application.

In May, the Lyme Regis Golf Club submitted an application to deposit 40,000 cubic metres of inert landfill to re-profile and facilitate improvements to their driving range and practice area.

Officers at Dorset County Council had proposed refusing the scheme, claiming the applicants had not provided enough evidence to suggest that the impact during the five-year construction period on the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty could be justified.

But when the application was considered by members of the council’s planning committee – who had already been on a site visit – they said that it was clear the long term results would not be harmful to the area. The committee agreed to approve the planning application which will come back before members for final approval.

Now, a campaign group called ‘Stop Lyme Landfill’ has been set up and objectors are encouraging those opposed to the plans to make their views known to the Environment Agency.

Local eco-group Turn Lyme Green has also backed the opposition campaign.

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