Lynne Featherstone MP has tabled a Parliamentary motion (EDM) calling on the Planning Inspectorate to take into account comments from local residents about the proposed concrete batching plant in Hornsey.

Lynne Featherstone said:

“This plant would be in the heart of a residential area and wrong for Haringey on so many levels.

“I am also greatly concerned that local businesses may have to close.

“I am therefore hoping that the Planning Inspectorate will set aside a day for local residents and myself to set out our views when the Public Inquiry starts next Tuesday.”

One of the three main reasons given for rejection of the application was noise pollution, the evidence of which came from an independent assessment that would not have been carried out if it weren’t for persistent campaigning from Cllr Laura Edge and Green N8 in the summer.

Note: Text of the Parliamentary motion

That this House notes that the Planning Inspectorate is considering an appeal by London Concrete of a decision by the London Borough of Haringey to refuse planning permission for a concrete batching plant at Cranford Way in Hornsey; notes that local residents across Hornsey & Wood Green and Tottenham are deeply concerned that the creation of such a plant would create noise, dust and increased traffic which would have a significant adverse impact on the local area; further notes that this plant would have a negative impact on the local economy causing local businesses to close; and calls upon the Planning Inspector to take full account of all the views and concerns expressed by all residents of Haringey when considering the appeal commencing on December 13th.