A CAMPAIGN group formed to fight plans for an asphalt plant on the banks of the River Medina at Cowes has launched a new website.
The Wight Residents against Asphalt Plant (WRAP) said the website allowed people to send their objections directly to the Isle of Wight Council’s planning department, while there was also an online petition and an interactive map of the affected area.
WRAP said it would add to the website regularly and give updates on the planning application’s status and provide additional information.
Group spokesperson, Julia Hill, said the application submitted by Eurovia Roadstone, which is part of the Vinci highways PFI group, had attracted more than 500 letters of objections while WRAP’s Facebook page had over 100 followers.
She said: "Messages of support for the campaign and offers of help have been flooding in.
"We hope this website will help raise awareness and build on the hard work put in so far by the residents of the Medina towns.
"Although there is strong support from people who are aware of the proposal, it is surprising how many have not heard about it, or do not yet realise its potential impact on their lives."
The WRAP website can be viewed at wrapmedina.info