Decision is due on waste plan
DOZENS of residents fighting plans to build a waste transfer station are due to find out if they have been successful.
Congleton Skips wants to use a former haulage yard on the Sneyd Hill Industrial Estate, in Smallthorne, for hiring and unloading skips and sorting building waste.
Families, who claim they are being plagued by noise, traffic and pollution from the site, fear the scheme could make the problems worse.
A total of 30 letters of objection have been submitted to Stoke-on-Trent City Council ahead of tomorrow's meeting of the development management committee.
The application had been recommended for approval but a decision has been postponed to allow a site visit.
Ken Davis, of Hanley Road, Smallthorne, said: "It is an accident waiting to happen."
Kim Ward, also of Hanley Road, added: "No-one will want to live next door to this, especially families with young children."
Operating from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and until 1pm on Saturdays, the business would handle an estimated 5,000 tonnes of building and demolition waste over a year.
Council officials maintain this would make it a 'relatively small-scale' development.