Asbestos waste centre given go-ahead for Holbury

Asbestos waste centre given go-ahead

Asbestos waste centre given go-ahead

First published in New Forest Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by

Plans to create a new asbestos waste transfer station in a Hampshire community have today been given the go-ahead.

Civic chiefs have approved an application to move an existing facility in the centre of Holbury to a new site on the outskirts of the village.

The current transfer station is near homes, shops and the New Forest Academy - formerly Hardley School and Sixth-Form.

But the large metal containers full of asbestos dust will now be transferred from the Solent Environmental Services site in Long Lane to its new headquarters on Hardley Industrial Estate.

The application was approved unanimously by members of Hampshire County Council's regulatory committee.

People living in the Long Lane area have spent months campaigning for the containers to be moved away from their homes.

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2:47pm Tue 27 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

I once reported some small pieces of corrugated asbestos sheeting, which had been dumped by the side of the road to my local authority (not in Hampshire),and it was over a month,and four phone calls later that it was finally removed.
I'm admittedly a bit sensitive about asbestos,because my father died of Mesothelioma(Asbesto
sis),and although they eventually told me that they had to get specialists in to remove it,four weeks is pushing it a bit,for finally getting round to disposing of something considered that dangerous to public health.
I once reported some small pieces of corrugated asbestos sheeting, which had been dumped by the side of the road to my local authority (not in Hampshire),and it was over a month,and four phone calls later that it was finally removed. I'm admittedly a bit sensitive about asbestos,because my father died of Mesothelioma(Asbesto sis),and although they eventually told me that they had to get specialists in to remove it,four weeks is pushing it a bit,for finally getting round to disposing of something considered that dangerous to public health. Positively4thStreet
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