Fly-tipping greets councillors on way to fracking firm's site

By Gareth Dennison | 25/01/2018

Fly-tipping greets councillors on way to fracking firm's site
Photo: Dave Poucher

A MINIBUS carrying Rotherham’s planning board had to negotiate fly-tipping strewn across a country lane this morning.

Councillors were taken to Harthill to see the site where chemicals firm Ineos wants to drill a 2,800-metre test well.

And their vehicle had to avoid the piles of rubbish to view Common Road, which council officers say is too narrow for the extra HGV traffic.

A decision on whether the development goes ahead will be made by the Planning Inspectorate after Ineos chose to bypass the local planning system.

But the board will meet at 1pm on Thursday to discuss what evidence to take to public inquiry.

Common Road was named the worst flytipping hotspot in the borough last year.


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