Are we wasting time objecting?
A report in the Mercury ("Waste firm to appeal over move", February 16) makes clear that, due to public pressure, the planning application by Bakers Waste to Leicestershire County Council was refused.
It quotes Bakers as saying that the officers recommended approval.
Bakers actually started using the site prior to the submission of their planning application and in spite of refusal continue to do so.
The county council (officers) said it was not taking enforcement action.
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Why not? The application was rejected.
We, residents of South Wigston, do not want this operation and have given cogent reasons why.
Am I alone in believing that no longer do the credible views of local people count for anything as far as County Hall staff are concerned?
It is not for them to deny the due process of law. The application was refused.
Alan Kind, South Wigston.
I have been a resident of Newfoundpool for many years and most houses are in better condition than they were when I first moved round here, due to owners going to a lot of trouble and expense doing them up.
Unfortunately, there are one or two people who think it's quite acceptable after the bin men have been to throw rubbish, including dirty napkins, against a wall at the top of one particular street.
Thanks go to city council staff who do an excellent job clearing it up, but to me this is fly-tipping.
I have even seen a warning letter among the rubbish for previous times rubbish has been dumped.
Some of the waste creates a danger for older people or people with bad eyesight tripping over it as it ends up all over pavement. Sometimes, it's so bad it makes me wonder whether someone is bringing home all the rubbish left at car boot sales, sorting out what they want or can sell and dumping the rest in the street and letting council get rid of it.
Paul Lowth, Newfoundpool.