Date set for waste site lorry decision

PUBLISHED: 10:25 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:37 26 October 2009

The Chas Storer site in Northaw

The Chas Storer site in Northaw

A DECISION date on whether to cut lorry movements to and from a waste transfer site has been set, writes Ben Griffiths. Residents disturbed by the traffic using the Chas Storer site in Northaw will have to wait until March 7 to find out whether an order t

A DECISION date on whether to cut lorry movements to and from a waste transfer site has been set, writes Ben Griffiths.

Residents disturbed by the traffic using the Chas Storer site in Northaw will have to wait until March 7 to find out whether an order to reduce movements will be made.

Last month, an inquiry inspector at County Hall, Hertford, heard comments from both sides and set a date for the decision before visiting the site and surrounding area.

Craig Curtis, a director of Chas Storer, said it was now just a case of "wait and see".

"This has been going on for so long I have no idea what the decision will be," he said.

"We'll know our legal position in March."

Resident Judy Almond, from Coopers Lane, Northaw, gave evidence against Chas Storer and said: "It's a case of holding our breath until then. It's a complicated issue and I hope we come away from it successful."

In September 2006 Chas Storer made a formal application to increase lorry movements at its plant; the firm had already uped traffic informally.

Residents were informed of the bid and objected.

Chas Storer wants 150 lorries to be able to go to and from the site every weekday.

Opponents believe the site has outgrown itself and is too small even to cope with the lorry movements it originally had permission for, let alone any increase.

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