15th March 2011
Dr Alan Whitehead, Labour MP for Southampton Test, has said that the current proposals to build a 100 mw power station in Millbrook are unworkable and should be rejected.
Dr Whitehead said:
“The location of the station and its size just makes the current proposals unworkable. I’ll be telling the Planning Commission they should instead explore alternative sites in more appropriate areas.”
Labour’s Council candidate for Millbrook, Asa Thorpe, said:
“I’ve been going door-to-door over the last few months talking to hundreds of residents about the plans. People are genuinely worried about the impact of the plant on their community and they are angry that the Council and Helius has run such a poor consultation exercise.”
“It’s also noting that the Tory Council’s Environment chief Matt Dean welcomed the plant proposals when they were first published. If Tory Councillors played an active role in encouraging the plans to reach this stage without asking some very basic questions, local people have the right to know.”
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