‘New rubbish tip could cause a plane crash’
Nov 28 2008 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
ALMOST 200 residents have met to protest about plans for a landfill site at Crosland Hill, fearing it could even spark a plane crash.
They voiced concerns that plans to fill a quarry off Sandy Lane with household waste would cause noise, smells, attract vermin – and even cause plane crashes.
Some fear that the landfill would attract gulls to the site, which could get into the flight path of aircraft flying into and from the nearby Crosland Hill airfield.
A total of 180 people attended the first public meeting of Crosland Moor Residents Against Proposed Landfill on Wednesday.
The meeting was chaired by Crosland Moor ward councillor Jackie Grunsell and was attended by Colne Valley prospective Parliamentary candidate Jason McCartney.
The aim of the meeting was to hear people’s concerns and let them know how they can object to the plans put forward by Johnson Wellfield Quarries Ltd.
Representatives from the firm and from Kirklees Council were unable to attend the meeting.