Mellis group is formed

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An independent group in Mellis has formed following claims the developers of a gas-fired power station to be built in Eye did not carry out enough consultation.

The group, called Common Concern, was formed following an extraordinary general meeting at Mellis Parish Council in October. Its main objective is to keep people informed of the development and get the best possibly outcome for the area.

Hilary Butler, a founder member of the group, said more than 40 people signed up within the first week.

Progress Power, the developers behind the station, have carried out exhibitions in numerous villages, but Mrs Butler claims leaflets that were to be delivered with information were not all received.

“We want to try and get as much information we can about this project and let as many people as we can know about it,” she said. “The question is how can Progress Power say they have been out to the public when they have not delivered the leaflets?”

A spokesperson from Progress Power said: “We made every effort to distribute our leaflets in the vicinity of Eye Airfield but understand some homes did not receive a copy.”

Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Mrs Butler via email on common_concern@yahoo.co.uk. The group are also looking for planners to help their cause.




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