LETTERS From Janette Stroud, Cowes:
I AM writing to raise awareness of East and West Cowes residents concerning the proposed asphalt plant in the industrial area beyond Arctic Road, West Cowes.
At the time of writing, the environmental report, which includes health issues, has yet to be published.
It is known toxic emissions from plants can be connected with cancers, breathing difficulties and other health problems.
It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is likely to be a pervading, continuous smell and a possible drop in property prices.
We do not know if there will be filtering of dust and noxious fumes and, even if there is, how effective this will be. There is also a risk of potentially calamitous river pollution should any leak appear. If we must have a plant, it should be well away from residents.
I urge your readers to object in writing to Bill Murphy, head of planning, Seaclose, Newport, PO30 2QS.
It is important to do this within the next week.
I have never understood why the Medina has not been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
As things are going, it is rapidly turning into an industrial wasteland.