For months now local people have been reporting dreadful odours coming from Conway's bitumen recycling plant in Hayes, located to the East of the Hayes Bypass. This problem has happened again this week. The emissions are so strong that workers at local companies are feeling nauseous. I have contacted Hillingdon Council every time that the emissions have been reported but still the problem is recurring. I have repeatedly called for firm action by the council to prevent any recurrence of this appalling situation. I am fearful that people's health is being put at risk.
When Conway's submitted their planning application for this plant two years ago I warned the council of my fears about the impact on air pollution in an already heavily polluted area. The council ignored my concerns and allowed the planning application. Now we are faced not only with the smell of tar wafting across the local area but also a direct impact upon the health of local people. This is unacceptable and I am demanding immediate action from the council to protect our community from this risk.