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REPORTS: ASPHALT PLANT TO BE REJECTED

medinarejectEXCLUSIVE: Following on from the news that road resurfacing work carried out by Island Roads at Place Road, Cowes is substandard and needs reworking, Island Echo has this week received reports that the proposed controversial Eurovia Asphalt Plant on the banks of the River Medina is to be rejected by the Isle of Wight Council.

Reports suggest that Tarmac was left in lorries for up to 12 hours as the resurfacing of the first road under the PFI scheme took place in April – but just weeks later, contractors are set to return to Place Road in Cowes to carry out the operation all over again due to the poor construction of the road surface.

Now, Island Echo understands that a large shipment of material is en-route to Bardon Vectis on the outskirts of Newport, who have been told to prepare to produce the Island’s road material by Eurovia.

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Planning permission was yesterday granted to Aggregate Industries for a new, upgraded plant at the A3056 Blackwater Road site.

wrap-logoWight Residents Against Asphalt Plant (WRAP) was set up to oppose the Asphalt Plant development near to Arctic Road, Cowes, raising concerns of traffic, dust, odours and a spoil of the landscape. A report earlier this year found that the proposed site, which now looks to be declined, contained asbestos.

Island Echo put forward these reports to Island Roads/Eurovia on Wednesday evening.

In a statement released to Island Echo today, David Binding, Eurovia Commercial Director said: “ We are still waiting for the decision regarding our planning application for an asphalt plant at Medina Wharf”

No further comment has been made.

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