This in from Julia Hill on behalf of Wight Residents Against Asphalt Plant (WRAP). In her own words. Ed
Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner has responded to Eurovia’s refusal to meet with him publicly to address the myriad of concerns held about the application at Medina Wharf.
Mr Turner contacted WRAP this week to inform us that as Eurovia have refused to meet with him publicly he has asked them to provide him with detailed answers to the questions he posed in his letter of the 7th of March with a view to meeting upon receipt of the response.
Turner: “A public meeting would be better for all parties”
Mr Turner has acknowledged the joint expertise held by the residents that have formed WRAP.
“There is no way I would have all that expertise and knowledge available in a private meeting – so a public meeting would be better for all parties,” Mr Turner told WRAP that he has now rejected an offer from Eurovia to meet privately because it was clear that many Islanders would be unhappy with that as a way forward.
Eurovia should meet in public
Julia Hill, spokesperson for WRAP said, “WRAP welcomes this move by Mr Turner to stand his ground on behalf of his constituents. If Eurovia are so confident about their application and their ability to operate in a way that does not compromise the health and safety of local residents and indeed construction workers and employees, then they should have no difficulty in meeting with us in an open and transparent manner”.