Lagoon stink fears linger with plans set to be decided

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Proposals to install two leachate lagoons on the tip at Slippery Gowt Lane in Boston are continuing to cause a stink.

Waste Recycling Group has submitted plans to put the ‘lagoons’ – which treat the liquid which runs off waste – onto the site when it ceases to be used in the future.

But nearby residents and councillors have raised concerns over the effect the plans could have on people living in the local area, with worries arising over smell, the impact on the local environment and the amount of traffic which could head to the site.

Coun Raymond Singleton-McGuire, who represents Fishtoft on the borough and county council, said: “Residents have been blighted by the smell from paper waste when the wind blows in the prevailing direction. This won’t be any different.

“It’s a very unsuitable location. If the river wasn’t there, it would be just within a few yards of homes in Fishtoft.”

Wyberton Parish Council has also objected to the plans on similar grounds, as has borough councillor Alison Austin.

Public consultation on the plans has now ended and plans are due to be considered on April 8.