Villagers against plans to build a £3.5 million pumping station near their homes are calling on neighbours to comment on the application before the consultation ends next week.
The group, called West Lynn Says No to Raw Sewage Reception Centre, is urging residents to write to Norfolk County Council to raise concerns about the Anglian Water’s plans to build a new pumping station on the outskirts of the village.
The company wants to build a new pumping station near the Gardman warehouse Clenchwarton Road, West Lynn, and a 4.5km underground pipe to connect the site to a water treatment works in Clenchwarton.
But some West Lynn residents are opposed to the plans due to concerns about odour, number of lorries, visual impact and the location close to Poppyfields housing estate.
The county council will be accepting comments on the application until Friday next week.
The protest group will be distributing leaflets urging and advising villagers on how to comment.
Member Denise Collins said: “I would encourage as many people as possible to write to the planning authority with comments regarding the proposed facility.
“We need to do as much as we can to let the planning authority know how opposed we are. We could be stuck with this for years.”
Ms Collins said the location of the facility was not disclosed to the public until March 11.
The multi-million pound project is aimed to dramatically reduce the number of tankers delivering liquid sludge to the Clackclose plant in Clenchwarton.
Anglian Water had previously ruled out transporting the sludge on a barge along with building a new access road
To comment on the application write to Planning Services, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineu Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SG or email email@example.com