Last week I raised the ongoing issue of Illegal waste sites such as the Twyford factory in Stoke-on-Trent in the House of Commons because they continue to pose a huge risk to our environment.
Despite the £10 million that was in the Budget, this site is not eligible for that help because it remains in private ownership. Court action has ordered a clearance, the local authority and the fire service also want it cleared but we’re no closer to the situation being resolved.
I asked the Minister if we would meet me and those interested parties so that we can find a way forward so the site can be cleared once and for all. I’m hopeful that his initial willingness to help in this matter will be followed up by actions to make the site safe.