- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
More than 4,000 opponents of controversial plans to build a waste facility next door to a Pembrokeshire nursing home have delivered their petition to the Welsh Assembly.
Pembrokeshire-based AM Joyce Watson, who is a member of the Assembly’s Petitions Committee, received the petition from residents’ families, protesters and staff members at a hand-over ceremony at the Senedd on Wednesday (26 September).
Pembrokeshire County Council’s proposal for the major waste disposal site has been met with anger because it is just 30 metres away from Brooklands nursing home, Saundersfoot, which provides specialist dementia care for its 40 elderly residents.
The petition calls on the Welsh Government to consider if the residents would have their human rights infringed if the site was built.
Receiving the signatures from petition organiser Darren Umanee, Mrs Watson said:
“Staff and relatives are fighting to defend the rights of vulnerable people who cannot defend themselves. Pembrokeshire council must sit up, listen to these objections and reconsider their plans.”
The committee will now consider the petition before making its recommendations.