Town’s flytipping problems to be discussed

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Councillors have reacted to the Observer & Advertiser’s report on flytipping hotspots which we published last week.

A Freedom of Information request to Leeds City Council found that Rooms Lane was one of the town’s most common dumping grounds for substantial amounts of waste.

Morley Borough Independent councillors have attributed the high number of incidents as partially down to the admission of vehicles to Rooms Lane from Gelderd Road, after access was allowed several years ago.

A traffic regulation order could be implemented which closes off the road at the far end of the motorway bridge while leaving it open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Coun Robert Finnigan said “We have been aware of a significant number of tipping incidents on Rooms Lane over the last few years.

“Although two prosecutions have been undertaken for this anti-social behaviour – we believe it is worth looking at resolving the problem permanently by preventing access of vehicles onto Rooms Lane from the Gelderd Road end.

“The cost of closure is estimated to be £7,000 and requires a legal process to reclose it.

“We have consulted with local groups and residents who support its re-closure.

“This matter is being processed by the Highways Department and we hope to make progress shortly with the aim of having the road closed off.”