I was delighted to see that planning committee rejected the application today for a waste disposal site on the Harry Lauder Road which is just on the edge of the ward. I and many of my constituents had objected strongly to the application, not least of which because it would have meant more than 100 extra lorry journeys through the ward every day.
It was all very well for the applicants to claim that it took lorries off the road elsewhere but that was too big a price for my area to pay. Huge credit must be given to the local campaign (Portobello Opposes New Garbage Site) with their wonderful acronym of PONGS for their excellent work in leading the fight and making sure the community's voice was heard
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