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Residents' concern over recycling centre plan
The owner of a Carpenders Park recycling business says he wants to prove to residents that he is a good neighbour.
Dean Beeton, owner of Any Skips Ltd, is currently applying for retrospective permission to open a recycling centre in Oxhey Lane.
The centre would handle around 5,000 tonnes of non-hazardous waste per year but residents have voiced concerns about additional lorry journeys and burning waste.
Mr Beeton said he would only be acting in accordance with the terms of the licence: "I am not here to cause people headaches.
"This has been industrial land for a long time. It is not us building something surrounded by homes.
"There are less lorries now than there used to be years ago.
"We are providing a service and we are providing some work."