MEMBERS of the public are being urged to attend a special consultation event over plans to allow waste to be dumped at a tip for an extra 10 years.
Tapton Estates revealed it is gearing up to submit planning proposals to extend the life of Albion Landfill, near Woodville, from 2014 to 2024.
Now, bosses behind the plans are urging nearby residents who could be impacted to attend a special event today at Conkers, off Rawdon Road, Moira, to air their views.
A spokesman for South Derbyshire District Council said: “Proposals to extend the operation of the Albion landfill site until 2024 will be exhibited at Conkers today.
“The existing planning permission expires in December 2014 and so Tapton Estates, the owners of the site, intend to submit a planning application to Leicestershire County Council to extend the expiry date of the permission.
“Tapton Estates will be hosting a consultation event for the local community to give its comments, ideas and concerns from 1pm to 8pm.
“The feedback from the event will be used to influence aspects of the scheme that are not fixed by legislation, national or local policy.
“The feedback will be included in the statement of community involvement, which will form part of the planning application.
“The landfill site lies just outside South Derbyshire’s border and is located off Moira Road, between Woodville and Conkers.”
In 2011, the Mail reported how community leaders at the district council had objected to a similar plan that would have seen the life of the site extended to 2030.