County council refuses permission for waste recycling plant

By Luke Pawley

Leicestershire County Council has refused permission for a new waste recycling plant to be built in the village of Shawell.

The move comes after Alberto Costa MP wrote to Leicestershire County Council to voice his constituents’ objections to the move.

“This is a most welcome decision from Leicestershire County Council and a real win for local people who had been deeply opposed to the plans for a new recycling plant in Shawell.

“I was pleased to raise the views of my constituents with the Prime Minister directly earlier this year and with the Environment Minister Rebecca Pow MP in order to convey the strength of feeling here.

“I would like to sincerely thank both the District and County Councillors for their work, and of course my constituents in Shawell and the village’s Parish Council who been working tirelessly to oppose these plans from the very beginning.”

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