Meeting to discuss recycling plant plans

Residents and businesses adjacent to a waste treatment plant in Fleetwood met councillors at the Cala Gran Holiday Park to discuss plans to fight the plant's expansion proposals.'Pictured L-R: General Manager Bourne Leisure Elsa John, local resident Jill Bradshaw, Vice Chairman Fleetwood Town Council Bill Barrow, local resident Marie Davies, Cala Gran Holiday Experience Manager Adam Whitehouse, Cala Gran Site Manager David Davies, and Mount Ward Town Councillor John Warnock.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'19-11-2014
Residents and businesses adjacent to a waste treatment plant in Fleetwood met councillors at the Cala Gran Holiday Park to discuss plans to fight the plant's expansion proposals.'Pictured L-R: General Manager Bourne Leisure Elsa John, local resident Jill Bradshaw, Vice Chairman Fleetwood Town Council Bill Barrow, local resident Marie Davies, Cala Gran Holiday Experience Manager Adam Whitehouse, Cala Gran Site Manager David Davies, and Mount Ward Town Councillor John Warnock. PIC BY ROB LOCK'19-11-2014
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Residents are set to meet at a Fylde coast holiday park today to discuss controversial plans to expand operations at a waste plant.

Lancashire Waste Recycling of Thornton has applied to Lancashire County Council to vary its operating conditions to allow it to increase operations.

When the planning application was lodged with County Hall it sparked a furious reaction from residents and local businesses.

Bosses at the nearby Cala Gran holiday park, which employs 320, at the height of the summer season said they were suspending any further investment in the site in view of the prospect of increased operations at the neighbouring waste site.

A meeting was held on November 19 where residents and local councillors called on the Environment Agency, which has expressed reservations about the new plans in a document to the county council, to enforce action against the plant.

The Burn Hall recycling firm converts landfill waste into fuel which can be used to power manufacturing plants.

Today a spokesman for Cala Gran holiday park said: “We have been trying to get a meeting with Lancashire County Council’s chief executive Jo Turton but without luck so far.

“We have been contacted by more residents’ groups since the news broke about Lancashire Waste Recycling’s expansion plans and the result is this new public meeting today at 10am at Cala Gran.”