'We will do everything to stop depot plans'
OUTRAGED residents have banded together to fight controversial plans for a waste depot on their doorstep.
The proposals, submitted by Biffa Waste Services on behalf of landowners South Bucks District Council, seek permission to change the use of Dropmore Road Depot to a transfer station for recyclable waste, build a waste storage and two external waste bays and offices for 54 employees.
Carroll Bolden, who lives in Chalk Pit Lane, Burnham, directly behind the site used for a transport depot and storage, held a meeting this week attended by residents from Chalk Pit Lane, Dorney Wood Road and
The 52-year-old said: "We will do everything we can to stop it."
She said residents' main concerns were an increase in lorries and damage to the
Leaflets have also been handed out at Dropmore School asking parents to oppose the plans.
For the new development, all existing buildings on the site would need to be demolished to accommodate articulated lorries and to allow waste storage.
Outraged father Damien Trevellion fears his business will go bust after he was slapped with an eviction notice on Christmas Eve by SBDC, demanding he vacate the Dropmore Road Depot, where his business Dropmore Garage, has been based for two years, by tomorrow (Saturday).
The 30-year-old mechanic said: "I am absolutely gutted. I had just got settled and built a great customer base and now I could lose that.
"The council is meant to support small businesses, but they have done absolutely nothing to help me. What chance do I have against the council?"
The application was submitted to South Bucks District Council in May this year, and a decision is due on Monday,
A SBDC spokeswoman said: "The council had let the units at Dropmore Depot to tenants on a short-term basis with six month notice provisions because there was always a possibility we would need it for our own use and tenants clearly knew all these terms when they took on leases.
"We understand that the mechanic has now found alternative premises to move his
business to in the local area."