Lordswood Against Asbestos

Cllr Tristan Osborne (left) and Cllr Vince Maple (right).

Cllr Tristan Osborne (left) and Cllr Vince Maple (right).

Chatham Councillor and PPC for Chatham and Aylesford Tristan Osborne has written to Medway Council stating the concerns of Lordswood residents regarding the recently submitted planning application MC/13/1549, which seeks to provide for an asbestos waste transfer station on North Dane Way, Lordswood

This follows the withdrawal of planning application MC/12/3046 earlier this year, where the local community led the campaign to oppose the application, which was previously withdrawn.

Tristan is now working with local residents, the Conservative MP and activists from across the constituency in opposing this latest application. He successfully submitted a petition of over 500 signatures to Full Medway Council on Thursday 25th July. He has also requested a written response on the issues surrounding the IT platform used by the Council in light of inconsistencies and challenged the Leader of the Council, Rodney Chambers, to back the campaign.

Tristan will be submitting his formal planning response in conjunction with the Lordswood Against Asbestos Group.

Tristan said:

“I have been working with residents, Councillors and activists to give people a voice on this application and the petition, in addition to written objections, has served to highlight this campaign in the local community.

“I will continue to work with residents to personally oppose this application in light of concerns expressed to me on the doorstep across Lordswood.”



Details of the planning application and advice on how submit comments to the public consultation can be found here. Please be aware that anyone with concerns regarding this proposal wishing to submit their views to Medway Council must do so before the deadline on 8 August 2013.

His previous objection to MC/12/3056 can be found here.

The Facebook group can be found here