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Pyestock Mega-Depot: Have YOUR say

October 24, 2008 10:00 PM
Local Lib Dems campaigning against the Pyestock mega-depot

Local Lib Dems led by Adrian Collett are campaigning against Pyestock

Lib Dem campaigners Adrian Collett and Sue Gadsby are urging as many people as possible to come to the first session of the Pyestock inquiry on 25th November and an 'open evening' on 4th December. These will be held at Hart Leisure Centre, Hitches Lane, Fleet.

Lib Dem-run Blackwater & Hawley Town Council were the first Council to give funds to the non-political SPLAT group who are fighting against the Mega-Depot. Since then Lib Dem-run Yateley Council as well as other parish and town councils have followed suit. Conservative-run Rushmoor has refused to support the fund however.

The proposed 'mega-depot' is a massive 1,300,000 square foot warehousing and distribution centre with over 20 football pitches worth of concrete floor space. Situated between Fleet and Farnborough at Pyestock, lorries would be able to come and go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Local campaigner Adrian Collett is concerned at the impact this would have on surrounding roads, "Some estimates have shown there could be more lorries leaving the site each day, than planes taking off at Heathrow."

Rushmoor Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Sue Gadsby said, "This could have a really significant impact on people's lives, with the noise, congestion and pollution this could create. I would urge people to attend the 'open evening' on 4th December to look at the proposals and ask questions."