MESSAGE FROM SHARON HODGSON, MP FOR WASHINGTON AND SUNDERLAND WEST:
It was good to meet with the committee running the “No Monster Incinerator in Washington” campaign, to discuss their work to oppose the proposed gasification plant that is currently under planning application, and also to get an update on their plans for the coming months.
The meeting was incredibly informative and I welcome the future plans of the Committee and wholeheartedly offered my support to them, and reaffirmed my opposition to this incinerator being built in Washington. In the coming months, I look forward to working closely with the committee and other residents on this issue facing Washington and the surrounding area.
During the meeting, we also discussed the most recent correspondence I had received from Rolton Kilbride (which can be found on my website) and we will be working together to analyse the response and write a letter back to them. The Committee will be feeding in their comments on the letter in due course, and I will be responding to Rolton Kilbride with further questions and concerns that I have.
This is an incredibly important issue which I know many local residents are deeply concerned about, and I fully share those concerns too. If any constituents wish to write to me with their concerns, then I will forward these on to the Council, so that the Planning Committee can take them into consideration as part of the on-going planning process.
It is of the utmost importance that the voices of local people are heard throughout this process and I will do all that I can to ensure that this happens.
Sharon Hodgson MP
Member of Parliament for
Washington & Sunderland West Constituency