Residents oppose Ballygawley waste plant plan
Residents in County Tyrone are uniting against plans for a waste transfer facility close to their homes.
The facility, storing oil and garage waste, is earmarked for Ballygawley.
It could mean up to 25 deliveries and removals a day at the site, starting from 06:00 BST.
The company behind the application, OSS Group Limited, said the project would create jobs and be environmentally friendly.
It will take waste oil, fluids, car parts like batteries and other garage waste products.
The application states that normal hours will be 07:00 - 17:00 BST during the week and 07:00 - 12:00 BST on Saturday, with an option to extend from 06:00 - 21:00 BST when necessary.'Industrial zone'
Residents such as Jon Stewart said it should be moved to an industrial area.
"We think that a facility such as this would be much, much better put into an industrial zone, like most of the rest of them are," he said.
"Therefore, you would have the infrastructure there and you would probably have contingency and emergency plans in place for major spills which we clearly don't think there is here."
In a statement, OSS Group Ltd said the application was for a change of use for the temporary storage of garage waste. The site already has planning approval for end-of-life vehicle dismantling.
They also said the site would be a temporary storage facility and transfer station, before the waste is shipped for recycling, which is undertaken elsewhere in the UK.
With the consultations drawing to a close, a decision on the plant will be taken in the coming months.