The Manawatu Standard reports on the submissions hearing.
Landfill extension opposed
25 Feb 2015
“The application has drawn opposition from neighbouring property owners. There were 62 submissions to the resource consent application….
Turakina resident Richard Grant said in his submission that many residents were worried about the effect of water running off the landfill and into a small stream that ran through the town.
He said leachate was an unknown factor and could affect the quality of the water.”
Many other concerns are presented by submitters: READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
The Wanganui Chronicle continues to report on the submissions hearing in Feilding this past week…
Litter, smell and vermin plague tip’s neighbours
9:00 AM Saturday Feb 21, 2015
Litter, smell and vermin from the Bonny Glen Landfill will only increase if it is expanded, Linda O’Neill says.
She and her husband Chris live in one of the closest houses to the Midwest Disposals landfill near Marton. On Thursday they made a submission to the hearing considering whether to allow it to expand.
They oppose the full extent of the expansion, and especially the full 160m height the “mountain of rubbish” would attain.
When they bought their property in 2008 they didn’t know the landfill could expand. At that stage it was due to close either in 2028 or when it was full – whichever happened first….. READ THE ARTICLE HERE