Although Red have decided to "voluntarily curtail landfill operations" as of today, there will still be deliveries of soil, clays, filter cakes and engineering materials to the site for the capping work.
In recent weeks the roads have been appalling at times, as the picture sent to Councillor Tagg shows. Simon & I have raised this with the County Council who are responsible for highways.
I was very pleased to see Cllr Alan White, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, has written a strong letter to Red regarding the abysmal state of the roads around the landfill in recent weeks and threatening formal enforcement action:
"I was dismayed to receive numerous complaints today (10 March) about the terrible state of Cemetery Road outside Walleys Quarry landfill site, in what appear to be clear breaches of the planning conditions on your site. This is not the first time the County Council has had to address these issues, let alone the wider complaints from nearby residents, businesses, Keele University and the Royal Stoke Hospital about the odours coming from your site."
"I know my team have been on site today and set out with you the changes that need to be made to prevent mud and waste being deposited on nearby roads and causing a hazard to road users. Staffordshire County Council is now considering taking formal enforcement action to ensure that you meet all your responsibilities to prevent mud and waste being deposited on nearby roads and causing a hazard to road users."