Stop Veolia Action Group, Lincoln
We are a group of concerned people and businesses who live and work in Lincoln. We aim to stop the development of a large waste transfer facility in our residential area, because we have evidence to show that it will reduce the quality of life for those of us who live here. We are currently preparing to oppose Veolia’s appeal against the original planning decision which they intend to file in August 2017.
What do we do?
As a group we have the same aim, and we share a commitment to do the right thing and to do it with integrity. We are using our knowledge, skills and abilities to engage people who might be able to assist us.
We are not aligned with any political party, although we speak to politicians: most notably Neil Murray, Tony Speakman (City Councillors) , Cllr Rob Parker (local County Councillor for this ward) and and Karen Lee (MP for this constituency).
We wrote a comprehensive submission to the Planning and Regulation Committee, which was presented on February 6th. We have done leaflet drops to our neighbours, and have a facebook page for communication. We will prepare another comprehensive submission to fight Veolia’s appeal, ideally at a public inquiry.
We know many people who support the aim to stop the Veoila development on Long Leys Road, and hundreds of people have signed the petition and made comments to the planning authority. Thank you to everyone who, in the original planning decision leading upto 6 February 2017, let us know what they had found out, thought about, had deep and specialist knowledge about. Your ideas and contributions have all been incredibly helpful. Please continue to give them as the community prepares to fight the planning appeal.