Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Council throws out waste station bid

Wall E seems to have found Allan Murray`s inspiration for his Cube Building
flung up in the Nasty Noughties of the 21st Century,

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a waste transfer station in Portobello have been thrown out by councillors.
This morning they voted to reject the development of a £7 million road-to-rail transfer station in the former rail freight yard off Sir Harry Lauder Road.Waste management company Viridor had the backing of Edinburgh City Council officers for its plans. But councillors rejected their recommendations by 11 votes to three.They argued the station - which would see hundreds of bin lorries deposit waste every day - would be detrimental to the local community, because of the smell.Protestors made their views heard at a demonstration outside the city chambers before the four-hour meeting, arguing such a development was not suitable in a residential area.