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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 November, 2004, 08:16 GMT
Residents block toxic waste plan
Map showing Maidenhead
Residents feared the proposed work could spoil air quality
Campaigners living near a disused rubbish dump are celebrating winning their battle to stop toxic waste being transported past their homes.

A plan to decontaminate the dump and build new housing was rejected by the council in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

More than 150 residents had gone to the meeting at the Town Hall to voice their opposition to the proposals for Badnells Pit on Blackamoor Road.

Developers at Michael Shanly Homes say they are disappointed at the decision.

Christine Job, who lives near the dump, told BBC Radio Berkshire: "I'm absolutely delighted, completely and utterly relieved, but exhausted after all the worries we have had for so long.

"It feels like a huge cloud has lifted, there was such strength of public feeling about this."

The borough council voted on Tuesday against the plan by Michael Shanly Homes, which would have involved the removal of 150,000 cubic metres of poisonous waste.

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