Residents concerned about the proposed extension to the license for Arpley Landfill site received a massive boost this afternoon as David Mowat announced that he would be backing the campaign.
On the eve of a Public Meeting to mobilise support for the campaign, Mr Mowat has written an open letter to local residents explaining that he will not be supporting any attempt to extend the license without major changes to the way in which the site operates.
Mr Mowat said:
"This campaign is not about taking a "not-in-my-backyard" approach to landfill. Residents of Sankey Bridges have had to put up with the heavy lorries and all the other associated nuisances for nearly a quarter of a century. It's time they had some relief.
"Before being elected, I worked closely with local residents on issues to do with the landfill site and I am very pleased to be able to renew some of those associations. Be under no illusions that this will be a tough battle. But the fact that we now have residents, Borough Councillors and Parish Councillors, of all parties and of none, all pulling together to do their bit means that WRG now have a serious fight on their hands!"