Candidate urges council to reject Brookfield waste plant plan

A demonstration outside the Corby Cube in April 2013 to protest against plans for the Brookfield waste plant
A demonstration outside the Corby Cube in April 2013 to protest against plans for the Brookfield waste plant
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A Parliamentary hopeful has called on Corby Council to reject plans for a waste plant at Brookfield.

Tom Pursglove, the Conservative candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire, says he has found overwhelming opposition to the proposals while knocking on doors in the nearby village of Gretton.

And the candidate, who has long campaigned against the development, has said that enough is enough, demanding the authority turns the planning application down when the public consultation closes on February 7.

“I really do hope that councillors in Corby will listen to these concerns and throw the plans out,” he said. “Corby and the surrounding villages deserve better than being subjected to waste brought in from miles around and I will stand alongside local people in fighting to ensure that the area is not turned into a rubbish dump.”

Cllr Rob McKellar, who represents Weldon and Gretton on Corby Council, echoed the concerns, saying: “This waste plant will be bad for the people that I represent in Weldon, Gretton and Priors Hall, but also for all the residents of Corby and its surrounding villages.

“I have been leading the campaign to put an end to this development based on what local residents have told me, and local wishes should always be put first. I am calling on the council to listen to those concerns and throw these plans out.”

Members of the public have until February 7 to submit their comments on the application to the council.