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Labour MP for Dudley North

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Residents say NO to Lister Road development

A survey sent out by Dudley North MP Ian Austin shows overwhelming opposition to Dudley Council’s plans to develop the Lister Road Waste Depot. 

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The Council want to build a car park for up to 200 vehicles on current green space and a new three-story office block in the Lister Road waste depot, opposite resident’s homes.

Results of the survey showed that over 90% of residents said that they were worried about the new proposals, with every single responder saying they were concerned about the impact on traffic.

Over 90% of residents were concerned about the loss of green space as well as the potential increase in noise. Nearly three quarters of resident were concerned about loss of their property’s privacy.

Austin and local Councillors Shaukat Ali, Shaneila Mughal and Steve Waltho met with residents after the plans were revealed to talk about the impact on local residents.

Ian Austin Said:

“I promised that I would write to all residents living near the depot and ask what they thought.

“There was over-whelming opposition and understandable concern for the impact this could have on the area. As well as noise and traffic people were concerned about pollution, disruption, fumes, dust & dirt and smell.

“Alongside local Councillors Shaukat Ali, Shaneila Mughal and Steve Waltho I will be putting this information to the Council and asking them to take it in to account when considering the plans”

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