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Angry residents have joined forces to oppose plans to create a gravel extraction site in Wennington.

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Neighbours from Wennington Road and Wennington Green have collected 50 signatures on a petition in an attempt to stop the development opposite their homes.

A village association meeting was held on the issue on Friday, with Rainham and Wennington MP Jon Cruddas one of the guests.

Resident Vikki Kamm said: “This will decimate the area, not to mention pose a health risk to residents.

“It is not conducive to the quality of life we have here.”

Plans for the mineral extraction site, a 10-year project, were announced at the end of October, giving residents seven days’ notice of a public consultation meeting.

The planning application was then submitted to Havering Council in November.

The site’s buildings will include a processing plant, workshop and office.

Andrew Turner, 45, of Wennington Green, said: “We are going to have more traffic on the A13, which is already a nightmare with the lorries.

“There is also going to be a lot of noise, pollution and dust and our homes could be devalued.

“I have lived in this house all my life, it was my nan and grandad’s house, and we always seem to get the raw end of the stick.”

Mr Cruddas added: “With a gravel extraction site adjacent to Beam Park between Dagenham and Rainham, we can assume that this new site is not being built to accommodate local shortfalls.

“This is another example of plans being slipped in without significant public notification and I will fight alongside residents to make sure that these proposals are not just pushed in through the back door.”

Cabinet member for planning, Cllr Steven Kelly, said: “This planning application is yet to reach our planning committee but when it does we will look carefully at all issues before any decision is made.”

Friday December 13 is the last day members of the public can put forward their opposition. To sign the petition, visit http://chn.ge/187hteQ.

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