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Protests over waste plant

Residents in Woodmansey and Dunswell are opposing a planning application which they say significantly changes proposals for an anaerobic digestion plant to be built in Woodmansey. The plant, off Plaxton Bridge Road, was given the go-ahead last year and was to process waste from a neighbouring potato factory, which has since gone into administration.

Although the potato factory is now said to be going back into production, operated by another company, an application has been made to alter the planning permission to enable waste to be delivered to the site if there is insufficient amounts produced from the factory. Alison Goddard, on behalf of a recently formed Woodmansey and Dunswell Villagers Group, told Beverley FM: “We do not want waste lorries going through Dunswell and Woodmansey where our children walk to and from school, and many cyclists cycle for work and leisure’.

Local residents say the roads are busy enough with an increase noticed since the opening of the Beverley Southern bypass and will increase more when the new housing developments and visitor attraction are completed over the next 18 months.