Photo of Cllr Rob Bailey, Association Chairman and County Councillor for West Lancs East with development control committee chairman, Matthew Maxwell-Scott.
West Lancashire Conservatives have condemned plans to build an incinerator based off Stopgate Lane in Simonswood.
The controversial plans, involving the burning of hazardous medical waste, has sparked local controversy due to concerns of increased traffic, noise pollution as well as damage to the local ecosystem.
As a result, the proposals have led to strong opposition from West Lancashire Conservatives who believe the development has far reaching and negative ramifications for residents.
Cllr Rob Bailey, Chairman of the West Lancs Conservatives, said:
"This incinerator is too close to our local housing here in West Lancs and population centres in surrounding Knowsley.
“The technology is unproven in this type of application so effectively we are being used as guinea pigs with pollution results that could be substantial if it fails.
“I'll be speaking at and opposing the application at the Development Control committee and hope my fellow Lancashire Councillors turn it down"