Hafod Quarry
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Protest against landfill at Hafod Quarry Johnstown. Residents have put up with another landfill site for years and they don't want any more. This site is just 150m from houses and part of the site is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) / SAC (Special Area of Conservation) with a colony of great crested newts.

Mersey Waste Holdings Ltd, an arms length company of the five Merseyside local authorities Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helen's and Wirral, owns the site and is bringing unsorted waste from Merseyside into Wales to dump, thus exploiting a loophole in the English landfill reduction targets set by the government. If it comes to Wales, it doesn't count.

Wrexham councillors were asked to revoke the outdated and unviable planning permission of 1995 at a Planning meeting on September 4th, but they chose to allow landfill to go ahead with just a few modifications to the permission.

There were cries of "shame!" and "disgrace!" from the public gallery in the council chamber, and a strong and angry mood from local people after the meeting.
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