THE company behind controversial plans for an asphalt plant at Cowes has offered to meet with Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner after he blasted them in a letter made public last week.
As previously reported, Mr Turner sent a stinging letter to Scott Wardrop, managing director of Eurovia Group, raising serious concerns about the plans and what he described as the company’s refusal to answer reasonable questions from residents.
David Binding, Eurovia’s commercial director, said this week: "As a company Eurovia has engaged with Islanders and provided open and honest responses and we are disappointed to hear Mr Turner feels we have not answered all the questions posed by the local media and WRAP group, in particular.
"We feel this is not a discussion which should take place in the local media and it is more beneficial to meet with Mr Turner and have a discussion face-to-face.
"Therefore Mr Wardrop has written to Mr Turner inviting him to meet with us to discuss his concerns."
In his letter Mr Turner said the proposed site at Medina Wharf was highly inappropriate for the development, being far too close to homes, a sensitive river and a large employer that required clean rooms and closely controlled air quality.