Letter: Serious concerns about processing plant application

Local residents have expressed serious concern regarding the Anaerobic Digestion Project Planning Application, which, if successfully passed, will be based on the edge of the village at Park Farm on the A614 Market Weighton Road.

The application states that the plant will process 70,000 tons of vegetable, fish/poultry waste and pet food by-products. This is a huge amount of incoming waste and will result in a significant increase of HGV traffic in the village of Holme-on-Spalding Moor.

Another area of concern is that vehicular access to the site is on a sharp bend, with limited visibility. Residents fear that this may lead to significant safety issues on what is already a congested stretch of road; especially during the busy summer months with coastal traffic.

The proposed plant will be clearly visible from the descent of Church Hill, the gemstone of this village. Is this really in keeping with our rural outlook?

A public meeting hopefully will be organised if we can get the East Yorkshire of Riding Council to defer the application to committee.

All will be welcome so please come and make yourself heard.

If you would like further information please contact your parish councillors.

The Holme Front group